Revelation Perth International Film Fest: Couched

Many Undulating Things

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The film begins and ends in a shopping centre in Hong Kong. We carefully observe the smooth movement of the escalators, the constant flow of people that never stops, the musical fountain that presides over the centre of the internal courtyard, as if this gigantic complex could concentrate the circulation of the entire city, or even, the entire country.


From there, it will be more a tale about concrete, enormous port warehouses, glazed galleries built for the 2010 universal exhibition, overpopulated tower blocks, the fragments of still recent colonialism.


Through the history of urban changes, we witness the profound social transformation of this territory that is constantly swinging between the East and the West. Hong Kong thus emerges, like an archetypal space of many other cities of globalised capitalism.


Many Undulating Things offers a complex reflection on the relationships between landscape, nature, urbanisation and society. Thanks to its exhaustive approach, the film questions the function of cities in the development of the capitalist system.


A political poem.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    125 minutes
  • Language
    Chinese
  • Country
    Sth Korea
  • Rating
    Unclassified 15+
  • Director
    Bo Wang, Pan Lu
  • Producer
    Kim Kyungmi
  • Cinematographer
    Bo Wang
  • Editor
    Maarten Ernest, Bo Wang