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Dream Empire

David Borestein

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Screening time  
27.02. / Monday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
03.03. / Friday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
03.03. / Friday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
Yana is a 24-year-old rural migrant who recently arrived in Chongqing to pursue her Chinese Dream.

Drawn by the glamour and easy riches of China’s historic real estate boom, she opens a foreigner rental agency designed to help Chinese real estate developers market their new developments. But this business takes a dubious turn as her foreigners are increasingly used in a surreal effort to turn remote rural ghost towns into globalized booming cities on the days that outside investors and political leaders visit.

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David Borestein

David Borenstein is American film and TV director. Dream Empire is Borenstein's first feature-length documentary, world premiering in IDFA's First Appearance Competition. He has worked as a cinematographer and producer for the Sundance-funded The Hand That Feeds (2014).

Dream Empire

Denmark
2016, 73'

Directed by:
David Borestein

Screenplay by:
David Borenstein

Cinematography:
Lars Skree

Edited by:
Anders Villadsen, Christian Einshøj

Music:
Jason Prover

Producers:
Jesper Jack, Christian von der Recke

Produced by:
House of Real

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2016