The Sound of Dali- -
The second of Zhang Yang's Dali Documentary Trilogy. An orchestra of sound and images of Dali, a symbolic city of romance and art. It includes various sounds including those of nature and human, of different seasons, arts, and all kinds of voice in Dali. There is daring inclusion of the religious voices. The crew filmed in Dali for an entire year. It takes people to a harmonious and peaceful journey. By capturing the voice and lyrics from locals and natures, it composes the symphony of Dali. The directors give a poetic demonstration of the spirit of Dali and presents the melodies of the city’s four seasons through the lens. It is also wonderful to see the change of the clouds in four seasons.
In Dali, throughout all seasons, the animals, plants and the beautiful scenery come together and produce the most enthralling symphony of nature.
People that live here are also part of this fantastical natural rhythm. The film documents, rearranges and presents both the sounds of nature and of human origins.
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I want to reflect rural life through the lens and record the changes in a small village from an anthropological and sociological perspective.
Shanghai International Film Festival
– Main Competition (World Premiere)