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Berlinale

BERLINALE 2021: ABOUT FILMS BY AVI MOGRABI, ALICE DIOP AND ZHU SHENGZE

By Mónica Delgado

The shot that A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces (2021) opens with, refers to pandemic-ridden Wuhan. A “necessary” context to begin to describe the Chinese city most mentioned by the news throughout the past year. Sirens sounds, few people in the almost empty streets with masks, while security agents guard the quarantine. But, the intention of the filmmaker Zhu Shengze is not to take a look at this place in response to all the stereotypes and prejudices with xenophobic issues that also circulated in the media and networks.Military Occupation

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Berlinale

BERLINALE 2021: SOBRE FILMS DE AVI MOGRABI, ALICE DIOP Y ZHU SHENGZE

Por Mónica Delgado

El plano con el que abre A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces (2021) remite al Wuhan de la pandemia. Contexto “necesario” para comenzar a describir la ciudad china más mencionada por las noticias a lo largo del año pasado. Sonidos de sirenas, escasa gente en las calles casi vacías con tapabocas, mientras agentes de seguridad resguardan la cuarentena.

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