Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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(Yuan fang)

by YANG Zhengfan


In thirteen static shots, Distant covers the geographical and (peri)urban reality of a large Chinese agglomeration. A succession of landscapes devoid of glory but not spectacle. Each shot builds its scene and reveals its duration an unusual micro-fiction. The tones vary, contradict or complement each other and, from the tragic to the absurd (humour sometimes occurs when we have stopped expecting it), the film measures the distances that now separate one human being from another, and humans from the objects surrounding them. What is even more disturbing in this Chinese world, seen here through the layout of public spaces, is the collection of tiny, intimate and fragile gestures that unconsciously resist any kind of disintegration. Yet, here, humanity is not seen through the prism of its alienated relationship with an environment that it has created. It seems more as if it had been… abandoned.


  • Titre français
  • Original title
    Yuan fang
  • Scénario
    Yang Zhengfan
  • Photo
    Zhu Shengze
  • Montage
    Yang Zhengfan
  • Son
    Huo Siya
  • Interprétation
    Chen Shaokai, Xie Chenglin, Huang Qiufa, Luo Yuanhao
  • Production
    Burn the Film Production
  • Producteur délégué
    Zhu Shengze, Yang Zhengfan
  • Ventes internationales
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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