|07.04. / Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 1||Ticket|
A Marble Travelogue is structured like a road movie, but instead of following people, the film traces the whole surreal journey of marble. Blocks of white marble are mined from a Greek quarry and shipped from the Chinese-owned port of Piraeus to China. In the Chinese capital of carving, Quyang, they are sculpted into Hellenistic-style statues and columns. Unused fragments are turned into fridge magnets which are then exported back to Greece, where they are bought by Chinese tourists. Each stop is depicted by one or a group of characters, while the film also focuses on China's economy as it shifts its role from the “world’s factory” to “world’s buyer“, at the same time entering a new era of uncertainty.
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.
France, Netherlands, Greece, Hong Kong
Xiao Xiao, Carles Muñoz Gómez-Quintero, Sean Wang
Tao Gu, Claudio Hughes, Sean Wang
Jeroen Goeijers, Soviet Pop
Jia Zhao, Zijian Wang
MUYI FILM, Blackfin Productions, Little Big Story, Anemon Productions
Festivals & Awards:
Thessaloniki DF (2022)
Silver sponsorZAGREBAČKA BANKA
Media sponsorsVEČERNJI LIST ANTENA ZAGREB AL JAZEERA BALKANS AL JAZEERA BALKANS DOX TV HINA DOKUMENTARNI.NET JOURNAL
With supportGRAD ZAGREB HAVC DHFR TZGZ FACTUM