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The Archive to East

original title:

L' ARCHIVIO A ORIENTE

production:

Istituto Luce Cinecittà, AsiaticaFilmMediale

country:

Italy

year:

2012

film run:

53'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (22/01/2012)

festival & awards:

During the 20th century, Italian operators are sent to Asia to shoot news images. Today, four Asian directors reedit them. Goutam Ghose (India) creates a sort of exotic musical; Firouzeh Khosrovani (Iran) reviews his life and the history of his country; Makoto Shinozaki (Japan) reflects on the nature of images themselves; Wang Xiaoshuai (China) pays tribute to his centenarian grandmother.