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Archived: Present.Perfect. - Wan mei xian zai shi (2019)

director: Shengze Zhu

duration: 124 minutes
Documentary, Avant-Garde / Experimental

Official Selection - Global Cinema

A found-footage film like none that has come before. 'Present.Perfect' is made up of livestreams found online and collected by director Shengze Zhu. The streams' subjects, self-titled 'anchors', openly discuss their private and inner lives: a factory worker babbles on about her job, or a trans woman reveals that streams helped her break free from isolation. They create a bond with their followers: questions are answered, dares are executed. Remarkably, the majority of anchors have had a rough time in life but are still seen smiling through it all. A film that is equally innovative as heart-warming.


director: Shengze Zhu
producer: Wang Yang, Zhengfan Yang
Editor: Shengze Zhu

production company: Burn The Film

More info

dialogue: Mandarin
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: China - Hong Kong - United States of America
year: 2019


SHENGZE ZHU: Xu jiao (2014), Another Year (2016), Present.Perfect. (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
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