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If You See Her, Say Hello Hee Young Pyun, Jiajun (Oscar) Zhang

赤子 (chizi)

The latest hybrid documentary by Hee Young Pyun & Oscar Jiajun Zhang (In the Blanks) about urban spaces and memory follows a man traveling through an oil producing town in China, where he once lived as a young boy. The old part of town, now in darkness, stands in sharp contrast to the newly built one that flashes up bright at night. Through a voice-over, we hear the man conversing with a friend and reminiscing about the past. Did his place of childhood really exist or was it a fabrication of his own imagination? The interplay between past and present memories is captured in a hypnotizing and dream-like manner, mostly to reflect on how heavy industries contribute to the rise and fall of cities. (Programming Collective)

competition : Short and Medium-Length International Competition

If You See Her, Say Hello

  • Country : China
  • Year : 2020
  • V.O : Mandarin
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 18 MIN
  • Cinematography : Peter Pan
  • Editing : Hee Young Pyun
  • Editing : Jiajun (Oscar) Zhang
  • Production : Ying Liang
  • Sound Design : Yun Kyung Kim
Filmography of Hee Young Pyun :

In the blanks (2015)
Malice (2016)
Once upon a time in Chinatown (2017)
Diaspora (2018)
Following (2018)
The language of the night (2020)

Filmography of Jiajun (Oscar) Zhang :

In the blanks (2015)
Malice (2016)
Once upon a time in Chinatown (2017)
Diaspora (2018)
Following (2018)
The language of the night (2020)

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