Qingdao (CHINA)

Under One Roof

CHINA, FRANCE / 2022 / 20 min
Wang Yu


The story takes place in an apartment in Marseille, where a Chinese sister and brother live with their father. As we eavesdrop on their phone calls and listen in to their conversations, we learn what’s happening in their hometown in China, about her relationship with her boyfriend, about their place of work in Marseille, and other details, gradually getting a sense of how they feel about living in a foreign land. By using an unmoving fixed camera for all shots to capture a closed limited space, the film paradoxically attempts to show the larger world extending outside the image frame.

Oct. 8 Q1 | Oct. 9 F2