Last week, the short film collection “Big World Gacha Machine” began to be updated at Station B, and four films were released in one go. The theme of this combined unit is “After Tomorrow”, about the sci-fi genre of future imagination, based on the time span of not far and near. Under the influence and change of the development of science and technology on the order of social life, the young creators gave their thoughts. Although most of the time in the film is set around 2060, the plot connects with the current reality and reveals concerns about the future, which has caused widespread heated discussions. Many netizens bluntly said, isn’t this the Chinese version of “Black Mirror” or “Love, Death, Robot”?Yangzi Evening News/Ziniu News reporter Kong Xiaoping
“The Last Director on Earth” Asks “Will Movies Die?”
The reporter saw that the four sci-fi short films in the “After Tomorrow” unit are “The Last Director of the Earth”, “Hello, Goodbye”, “Killing Time” and “One-One Holiday”.
In “The Last Director of Earth” created by director Xu Lei, Ning Hao and Jia Zhangke, two Shanxi “old gunners”, played themselves in their true colors. The film tells that in 2065, the film became an “intangible cultural heritage”. In order to compete for the “inheritance of intangible inheritance”, the two directors each took out “family” Shanxi old vinegar and Fenjiu, and went to give gifts to grab places for the This brings a series of ironic stories.
This short film made many fans feel very emotional. At the beginning of “The Last Director of the Earth”, director Jia Zhangke, who had turned white, was re-shooting his classic film “Xiao Wu”. Master, it’s time for get off work.” The camera is pulled away, and this studio is like an interactive scene in a museum. The director and the crew are exhibits, and few audiences are watching.
Director Xu Lei filled the short film with the fascinated Easter eggs brought by the two big directors, and wrapped the most tender and romantic lyricism of the movie under the shell of comedy, which made people laugh to tears. When one of the earliest cinematic scenes in history, “A Train in a Station” appeared on the screen, many fans got goosebumps all over.
When daily communication only requires “hello and goodbye” these 10 sentences
“Hello, Goodbye” directed by Zeng Zifeng, starring Zhang Zifeng and Guo Qilin, integrates the topic elements of technology and love, and explores a kind of “social aphasia”.
The film sets the time in 2062. In order to improve communication efficiency, communication between strangers is limited to 10 necessary communication phrases set in advance. In this way, when people meet for the first time, they don’t need to talk to each other. They can set the conversation permission on the communication button on the forehead, and automatically read the pre-set words. Ten sentences are enough to cope with the day-to-day mechanized daily life.
Specifically, when this button is set to orange, “you can only speak ten words a day”; when it is displayed in blue, it means that the chat permission is open and you can speak freely.
In the film, the heroine Meimei (played by Zhang Zifeng), who is eager to communicate sincerely with people, accidentally receives a brainwave comfort with a “don’t be too sad” when she is sad. For a boy who will set such words as a communication option, she Grateful and curious, and paid dearly for it.
The title of the film “Hello, Goodbye” expresses this communication relationship between people – except “Hello” is “Goodbye”, only the most basic necessary communication is left, and there is no other space for getting along.
Director Zeng Giang said that the inspiration for this story came from her own reflection on life. Technology is getting more and more advanced, everyone can find each other more and more quickly, and the distance between people is getting farther and farther. Functional, but no emotional communication, so this short film is a kind of thinking about “distance” and “expression”.
The director constructed a future world where human dialogue shielding devices may appear, so that everyone is like living in a vacuum bubble, with few words, no expectations, and refusal to take the initiative. However, the everyday phrase “don’t be too sad” suddenly appeared when the heroine was sad and lost. A chance encounter on the subway made face-to-face communication possible, so the focus of this phenomenon was love. Zeng You said that if the world becomes cold one day, at least there should be love, which is the most profound bond between people.
Is it “killing time” or being “killed” by emptiness
“Killing Time” directed by Wen Shipei, directed by Zhang Yu and Li Man