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PROGRAM - Expanded Cinema

Expanded Cinema

Hooly Bible II

DIRECTOR LI Hongqi Expanded Cinema구분없음
Nation China 201684minDCPcolor/b&w Documentary
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In this documentary film, there are no political conflicts, no shocking or fantastic stories or characters. It is only a record of parts of some people’s daily life.

  • Review

    The film opens with a scene almost unbearable to watch. However enough patience it will be revealed that the images of the street are on a CCTV being played backwards. To the time before the tragedy happened. After the chilling rologue comes a completely different scene, one of conversations of people on the streets and at the plaza. The corny jokes and dramatic moments display the human condition and social relations of present-day China. Where does public indifference in the face of tragedy come from? Instead of investigating the cause, Holy Bible II raises the question of subconscious for each situation. A repetitive narrative using a mixture of different images makes this documentary an experimental video as well. The epilogue replays the prologue backwards. Forward and backward, Holy Bible II questions the ethics and methods of reenactment, while connecting separated, seemingly unconnected images. [JANG Byungwon]    

  • Credit

    Director LI Hongqi
    Screenplay LI Hongqi
    Producer ZHANG Jun, WU Jingbo


LI Hongqi

Born in 1976, Shandong, China. He graduated from China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1999. His first feature So Much Rice(2005) won the Netpac award at the 58th Locarno International Film Festival. His second feature Routine Holiday(2008) was nominated for the FIPRESCI Critics Award at the 52th London Film Festival. Hooly Bible II is his 8th film.