PERSPECTIVE FILMS PRESENTS
WE WENT TO WONDERLAND
The old Chinese man has no voice. But he writes notes:
A Chinese daughter, the director, decides to use a digital stills camera's movie function to record her old parent's journey to the West. Shot in black and white with this smallest of equipment, the film achieves exceptional freedom of style and intimacy.
Minimalist, with hints of French Nouvelle Vague, integrating stills and quotes, the film portraits a philosophical journey, going through cultural conflicts, love relationship, memories of personal histories, shadows of the turmoil of China's past, glimpses of the
As ancient Taoist master Lao Tzu said: "The further you go, the less you understand." This visual poem is like an abstract Chinese ink painting, drawing traces of two people's interior life.
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