Documentary 37 million people live in Chongqing, one of the largest conurbations in the world, where the Yangtze and Jialing rivers meet. Five of the 37 millionare Sloth, Shrek, Yoyo, Shark and Pomeranian. The friends are preparing for another evening in their home city. They put on makeup, listen to Western and Eastern pop music, smoke, drink and eat. And talk: about sex and romance, drugsand HIV, demons of the past and diffuse hopes for the future. They roam the city as if caught up in the eddies of the two rivers. We follow conversations and discussions conducted casually, yet revolving around life’s big questions,those to which there are no answers.
Shuchang Xie (*1988) studied literature in Congqing, then film at the School of Fine Arts in Hamburg and art at Goldsmiths College, London. Since 2013, he has worked as a film critic for various Chinese media. Per Song is his first long film.