INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Things To Come
WONG PING'S FABLES 2, dir. Wong Ping
Otherworldly phenomena, dystopian landscapes and an incarcerated cow all feature in this programme of a world suspended in stasis.
In Nelson Makengo's multiform non-fiction, political upheaval has forced darkness onto the increasingly resourceful population of Kinshasa, whilst Wong Ping (Wong Ping’s Fables 2) offers a speculatively hilarious yet chilling prelude to the Hong Kong protests.
In a nod to the global lockdown, these short works narrativise a world holding its breath in anticipation - be it striving for political change, waiting for environmental devastation or, like the titular characters in Meriem Bennani and Orian Barki's 2 Lizards, pining for that oft-mentioned notion of “a return to normality”.
Programmed by Tom Grimshaw and the international selection committee. 80'
Please note, the films Up At Night and Sun Dog can only be accessed by UK audiences at the request of their filmmakers.
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