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A Marble Travelogue     

A Marble Travelogue

Language: Chinese, English, Greek, French 
Subtitle:  English 
26/10, 20:00 - 22:00
Sinema Transtopia

Dir. Sean WANG | Niederlande, Hongkong, Frankreich, Griechenland 2021 | 99 Min.

DCP

*Berlin Premiere

The film tracks the journey of a piece of marble, symbolising Western culture, as it

travels between Greece and China in international trade. It explores the various facets

of globalisation driven by the Chinese economy, often referred to as the 'food chain.'

A piece of white marble, mined in Greece, takes us on a journey attempting to unveil

the transformation of marble from an ordinary stone to a symbol of wealth and power.

The rise and fall of marble monuments and the trajectory of marble are used to

illustrate political, economic, and cultural changes from ancient times to contemporary

globalization. This documentary doesn't closely follow individuals or engage in dialogues 

but instead adopts an observational perspective with distance. It employs a   humorous and

somewhat absurd filming style, presenting a wealth of social landscapes   and aesthetic tensions within this "flow."

 

About the Director

Dir. Sean Wang is a Hui Chinese director based in Beijing. He graduated from the

Communication University of China and Beijing Film Academy with a Television

Directing BA and a Screenwriting MA, respectively. His first feature-length documentary

LADY OF THE HARBOUR was premiered at IDFA 2017.

Festivals / Awards

2020, The 4th Pingyao International Film Festival, Upward Jury Prize in the Production

category

2021, Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival, Best Dutch Film (Nominee)

2022, The 4th Hainan Island International Film Festival, Golden Coconut Award

(Nominee)

2022, Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland, Best Documentary Award

2022, Duhok International Film Festival, Best Documentary Award

2022, Bergamo Film Festival, Special Mention Award

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