Director: Weicheng Hua / China 2022
Category: Human Interest, Mental Health, Author’s Film
Production: Yang Jing, Weicheng Hua: Hua’s Image Production Limited, China
Length: 71 minutes
Chinese photographer Weicheng Hua follows Zhighuo Sun, a vagabond who lives in an amusement park, outside Chongqing. Hua’s debut film is an affectionate portrait of a drug-using, possibly psychotic, sensitive, and always cheerful man.
Weicheng Hua, Chinese photographer and Film Director, follows Zhighuo Sun, a vagabond who lives in “Foreigners’ Street”, an amusement park just outside Chongqing. Hua’s first film is an affectionate portrait of the drug-using, possibly psychotic, sensitive, and always cheerful Sun, who moves through the amusement park like a kind of shaman, holding forth about mystical concepts. The central figure seems to fit perfectly into this odd environment. The Foreigners’ Street amusement park is a surreal mishmash of peculiar structures. Hua invites us to see the world from a different perspective.