Masters of Dox

I'm So Sorry

Zhao Liang
Screening time  
06.04. / Wednesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 1 Ticket

Anchored by a man whose quest humanizes global changes, this film traces the historical events and present situation of nuclear disaster across human society. Every nuclear site he revisits represents a specific temporality - Fukushima as the ongoing present; Semipalatinsk as the concealed past; Chernobyl as the forever alienated present, and Onkalo as the future of the future. The narrative created through deconstruction and reconstruction of histories provides a new space to reflect on nuclear issues. In this space, a panorama of global apocalyptic landscapes after nuclear disaster as well as the daily lives of humans on these lands is brought to life.


Zhao Liang

Zhao Liang was born in Liaoning, China, in 1971. He graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in 1992. Based in Beijing since 1993, he has been working as an independent documentary filmmaker as well as an artist in photography and video art. His films Behemoth (2015), Together (2011), Petition (2009), Crime and Punishment (2007) and Paper Airplane (2001) have been selected and screened in Cannes, Venice, Berlin and other prestigious film festivals worldwide. With Petition, he won the Big Stamp (International Competition) Award at ZagrebDox 2010.

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Wu qu lai chu / 无去来处

France, Netherlands, Hong Kong
2021, 100'

Directed by:
Zhao Liang

Screenplay by:
Zhao Liang

Zhao Liang, Shaoguang Sun

Edited by:
Fabrice Rouaud, Zhao Liang

Mikael Plunian

Zhao Liang

Produced by:
Zhao’s Image Production Limited

Festivals & Awards:

Busan IFF: Cinephile Award (2021)
IDF Hangzhou: Best Chinese Documentary (2021)
Cannes FF (2021)
IDFA (2021)
Tokyo Filmex (2021)
Valladolid IFF (2021)
Watch Docs IFF (2021)


Jing Xu