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Start From Zero

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2012-11-13丹麦上映 / 57分钟向右箭头
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'Start From Zero' is a commemorative journey through Hong Kong's modern history - or in fact through several different versions of it. Flora Wan Man Lau's film, which was developed in collaboration with the Finnish Elina Talvensaari, is seen and told through a (possibly semi-fictionalized) prism of different voices and viewpoints, which gather in a single story about growing up under colonial rule, where the English Queen's face adorns stamps and coins, and the TV programme 'English One Minute' educates viewers in useful concepts such as 'propaganda' and 'mild swearing'. The relationship between sound and image suggests connections which are never definitely established. People and places pass by the camera's calm gaze in bright, clear images, while dramatic first-hand accounts of the cultural revolution and bittersweet childhood memories mix with the sound of Chinese fireworks on the soundtrack. The uncertainty of growing up under colonial rule is established as an aesthetic ...