BIFF 2020
Documentaire Extraordinaire

Behemoth

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Behemoth
Frankrike / Kina/ 2015/ 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
Mandarin
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Zhao Liang
WRITER:
Zhao Liang, Sylvie Blum
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Zhao Liang
PRODUCER:
Sylvie Blum
Divine Travesty

In the Old Testament, the mountains are the domain of a monster named Behemoth. In modern-day Inner Mongolia the industry has taken the monster's place, but its effects on the surroundings still inspires terror on a biblical scale. Sheep farmers have been driven off the green pastures to make way for the mining industry and in the hospital, miners lay dying from lung-related diseases. Inspired by Dante's "Divine Comedy", director Liang Zhao combines stunning tableaus and poetry to paint an unforgettable portrait of a paradise which is rapidly becoming lost to pollution and exploitation.

 

Zhao Liang

Liang Zhao (China, 1971) Filmography: TOGETHER (2010), PETITION (2009), CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (2007)

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