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6th DMZ Docs(2014)

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Out of Focus

Shengze ZHU

  • China
  • 2014
  • 88min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

In Wuhan, China, the director gives a lecture on digital photography to young children and calmly gazes at their pictures to witness the impromptu of digital images and the dark reality of the peripheral side of urbanized China. Within the cityscape dominated by the noise from construction sites, a family leads reasonably happy life, despite pestering poverty. However, to young Qin, her mother’s explaining about why she cannot buy something Qin wants is always a source of dissatisfaction. The photos taken by children sometimes surprisingly look through the impromptu of digital images, and they are also the unconscious orientation toward something the poor children want. The 360-degree panning of the camera within the space that looks like an extension of the images in digital photos, as well as the silent movement toward the figures in the film, provide a raw sketch of the urban poor in rapidly urbanizing China. The endless arguments between Qin and her mother and the impoverished everyday life create a dramatic contrast between still images and the real life, and the dry yet detailed images add up to complete an entire documentary. (PARK Bu-sik)

Review

Director

  • Shengze ZHU

    Shengze Zhu was born in 1987, China. Trained in photojournalism in the United States (at the University of Missouri-Columbia) and initially a photographer, she co-founded Burn the Film Production House in 2010. She has worked as producer and cinematographer for several films, including Distant (2013). Out Of Focus is her directory debut. Out of Focus (2014) Distant (2013) I Killed My Father (2012) The Surroundings (2011)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerZhengfan YANG
  • Screenwriter Zhengfan YANG, Shengze ZHU

Contact

Contact   Burn the Film Production House

Tel  86 139 7110 0974

E-mail  zhushengze@gmail.com​