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Present.Perfect. Shengze Zhu

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Winner of the grand prize at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Present.Perfect. marks Shengze Zhu’s return to the RIDM, three years after Another Year (Grand Prize, RIDM 2016). A compilation of livestreamed videos, the film explores an obscure facet of contemporary China. Aesthetically, Present.Perfect. is the polar opposite of her last film, but it takes the same ethical approach based on long-term observation (via the Web) of apparently mundane moments. By presenting, in chronological order, videos posted by a handful of citizens from the bottom of the social ladder, some of them disabled, the filmmaker creates a community from solitary voices. A lesson in empathy.

Presented in collaboration with GLOBAL EMERGENT MEDIA (GEM) Lab of Concordia University

Present.Perfect.

  • Country : United States, Hong Kong
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Mandarin
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 124 MIN
  • Editing : Shengze Zhu
  • Production : Zhengfan Yang, Wang Yang
  • Sound Design : Aymeric Dupas
Filmography of Shengze Zhu :

Out of Focus (2014)
Another Year (2016)

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