26.9. - 5.10.2019

The Missing China 2015 | 86 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Han Tao

Han Tao (*1979) born in Laiwu, in Shandong province. Lives and works as an artist, director, publisher and curator in Beijing. He also teaches at Qufu University. His works have been exhibited in many Asian countries, Europe and South America. The Missing is his third full-length film.

rated for 0 + years
After the death of his wife, a Christian film-maker loses his faith and enters the Chinese art scene in the search for concepts of "missing" and "lacking". Embedded in this fictional narrative framework, Han Tao collects interviews with numerous contemporary Chinese intellectuals: from human rights activist Hu Jia and the poets Yu Xinqiao and Dao Zi to a whistleblower and a body poetry artist. In this fashion, he assembles a kaleidoscope of dissidents who give an impression of the intellectual climate – and of what's missing.

This film is part of the special series "Chinese Independent Cinema".

Orig. Title: Que Shi
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Chinese
Section: Asia Express
Director: Han Tao
Screenplay: Han Tao
Cast: Xianmin Zhang, MeiLin, Bingjia Yang, Yinuo Xu, Ning Li
Producer: Xianmin Zhang
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Xiaohan Han
Camera: Jingyong Sun, Hongke Xin, Tang Li
Set Designer: Xianmin Zhang
Cutter: Hengqi GUO
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Pingmin Movie
Production: Beijing Yongsheng Taihe Film & Television Media Co., Ltd
contact: Yuanchao Ma


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