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The House in the Park

DIR: Hercli Bundi
2010 / Switzerland / 86 min

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Do you plan to work or live in China? Do you wonder what happens, when Chinese and Europeans construct a house together? Then you need to see this film!


Director Hercli Bundi tells the story of three architects from Switzerland, who were invited to construct a pavilion in Jinhua near Shanghai. Endorsed by renowned people like Ai Weiwei or Herzog & de Meuron, they shall help to make this city famous. The project is called Jinhua Architecture Park.


"The House in the Park" shows the culture clash from first hand: Residents, migrant workers, officials and the creators of the buildings are observed over the lapse of four years as they try to accomplish their goal. It is a story about dreams and misunderstandings – and a deep and intimate look into China's daily life from the authors point of view.

About

Director Hercli Bundi
Screenplay BUNDI Hercli
Dir. of Photography BUNDI Hercli, MENNEL Pierre
Editing BUNDI Hercli
Music LEMP Paul
Sound BECKER Patrick
Duration 86 min
Year 2010
Country Switzerland
Colour Colour
Tags architecture, Asia, institution, social issues
Production
Distribution Mira Film GmbH
Mira Film GmbH
City:  Zurich
Country:  Switzerland
Web:  www.mirafilm.ch/

Festivals

Visions du Réel in ...

Visions du Réel in Nyon, 2010
China Documentary Film Festival in Beijing, 2010
Milano Film Festival, 2010. Section DOChina in Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan
Tartu Festival of Visual Culture, 2011
Yunfest Kunming, China, 2011
2nd Overview of Swiss Contemporary Cinema, Sao Paulo, 2011

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