City lights

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CULTURE HK -

This Au­gust’s “M+ Screen­ings: City Lim­its” presents 15 video films that look closely at the so­cial, eco­nomic and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues re­lated to ur­ban de­vel­op­ment over the past two decades. Ou Ning, Cai Fei and the U-thèque film col­lec­tive pro­duced a 40-minute black-and­white film SanYuanLi, which takes a close look at the rapid ur­ban­iza­tion of Guangzhou in south­ern China. The struggling lives of the in­hab­i­tants of the “ur­ban vil­lage”, San Yuan Li, are pre­sented through the use of mon­tages, a va­ri­ety of in­ter­est­ing cam­era an­gles and shaky cam­era move­ments. By jux­ta­pos­ing quick and slow cam­era move­ments, Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker con­trasts the chaos and tran­quil­ity in down­town Hong Kong by fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of a monk. The monk’s self-as­sured paces through a crowded street show his im­per­vi­ous­ness to the stress and ex­cite­ment that most city peo­ple seem to dis­play.

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