The Shaft (2008)

Sobre o filme

In three interrelated parts, the film progressively focuses on individual members of a family living in a mining town in western China. In the symbolic way their lives are bound together, the protagonists : namely, the daughter who has to choose between her dreams and a suitable marriage, the son who is about to start life down the mine, and the father who has just retired : represent the universal lot of men and women from mining towns, which stands in stark contrast to their aspirations. The film does not seek to severely criticise the given situation, nor are the environment and heroes portrayed for effect; on the contrary, they seem natural, displaying a sense of immediacy, and are consistent with the perception of ordinary Chinese people, who, by their own admission, are not ones to complain. In its subtle presentation and treatment, the film becomes a delicate celebration of ordinary life, without seeming critical or conciliatory, and is thus all the more authentic and eloquent.

Título original: Dixia de Tiankong

Ano: 2008

Duração: 95 minutos

País: China

Cor: color, digital

Direção: CHI ZHANG

Roteiro: Chi Zhang

Fotografia: Shumin Liu

Elenco: Deyuan Luo, Xuan Huang, Luoqian Zheng, Chen Li

Produtor: Guipu Hu

Música: Sid Guo