The End of Wind

Directed by: Fog Forest
China | 68 minutes
european-premiere
best-international-feature
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Sat 29th Sep 21:00
Q&A with Fog Forest (Director)

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Tue 2nd Oct 13:15

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Three desperate characters, each in need of salvation, are brought together by chance. One is a white-collar worker desperate to find a meaning to his dull existence. Another, despite being recently released from a ten-year jail sentence, is still persecuted for the crime he never committed, and unable to reintegrate into society. The third is a refugee from North Korea who escapes to China, only to wind up a prisoner of her traffickers. But their encounter only proves that redemption is fleeting in an ultimately unforgiving world. Fog Forest's first feature film is an acknowledged tribute to the works of Jim Jarmusch and Gus Van Sant, and also pays homage to the work of Wong Kar-wai - one of the film's lighter scenes shows two of its characters attending an underground screening of 2046. Reminiscent of Lynne Ramsay's recent You Were Never Really Here, The End of Wind depicts a meaningless world of terminal loneliness and weary cynicism. Shot with an experimental visual flair, the film effortlessly shifts its perspectives of time and space, heightening the alienation of its characters as it explores themes of grieving, depression and existential angst. Marc David Jacobs
Original Title
风的另一面
Runtime
68
Cast
David Dai
Jing Mu
Shuxian Ren,
Country
China
Director(s)
Fog Forest
Writer(s)
Fog Forest
Producer(s)
Shaohui Huangfu
Executive Producer(s)
Shaohui Huangfu
Screening Status
European Premiere