July 3, Film program – Alao´s Village by Li Youjie
- Li Youjie: The Village of Alao, 2013
4.6., 19 Uhr, Uferhallen: Li Youjie “The Village of Alao” Alao returns to the village where he grew up, this time to film. We watch while he attempts to get closer to his family and his own identity even as he senses the village drifting away from his life. As he struggles to come to terms with the inner turmoil of his own uncertainties, he discovers the harshness of the village, which in his eyes seems to be a shadow of the place he knew as a child. His bittersweet, lyrical recuperation features his grandmother, parents, fellow villagers and the director himself in a sort of culmination of the thirty years of his life. This personal memoir also documents the emotional consequences of the gap that people find when they return to a countryside left behind in their move to the city.