THE ONE WHO RUNS AWAY IS THE GHOST
China, Germany 2021 – Director: Qinyuan Lei – Original language: Chinese – Subtitles: English
In fairy tales, it is the forest that is inhabited by fairies, spirits and mythical creatures. Here, it is an electronics market. The imagination of two sisters growing up here enchants the apparently mundane world of beeping, flashing machines in a Chinese skyscraper. The filmmaker takes a sentimental, poetic journey into (her own) childhood. Julia Teichmann
We present the German premiere of the film.
No youth rating
English/Original Title: 九樓日記. Writer: Qinyuan Lei. Camera: Julian Moser. Sound: Simon Peter. Editing: Henrike Dosk. Music: Hainbach. Production: Moserfilm. Producer: Julian Moser. Length: 72 min. International Sales: Seesaw Pictures.
Qinyuan Lei is a scholar and documentary filmmaker. She earned her PhD from the Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University in 2018. She currently works as a lecturer at the School of Design, Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China. In addition to her academic work, she lives between Berlin and Shenzhen as a documentary film director. THE ONE WHO RUNS AWAY IS THE GHOST is her feature film debut.
THE ONE WHO RUNS AWAY IS THE GHOST, DE/CN 2021, 75 min.
BERLIN TRANSGRESSION, DE 2018, 61 min.
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