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Changwei Gu – Longtou (2012)

Gu Changwei’s Longtou—shot documentary style—features a series of characters who dwell on the realities of expectation, punctuated by a series of memorable shots (a cat stalking and jumping onto an air conditioner unit; an elderly man dragging a series plastic bottles; a weight-lifter practicing his moves and a child blowing bubbles) and nice use of music.

This film is part of Beautiful 2012, a series of four ‘micro-movies’ produced by Youku, China’s leading internet television site. At their core the four short films from award-winning Asian directors have the concept of ‘what is beautiful?’ while also mulling over life, death and unhappiness.
The other movies are:
Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker
Ann Hui’s My Way
Kim Tae-yong’s You Are More Than Beautiful

147MB | 17m 14s | 1104×622 | mkv

Language(s):Mandarin (?)
Subtitles:English & Chinese hardsubs

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