Xia Su, Hongyu Su | China 2022 | 101 Min. | OmeU

13.05. | 5pm
Votiv Kino, Gr. Saal | TICKETS

World Premiere

© Xia Su, Hongyu Su

Mr. Tang points to a makeshift brick wall built by the authorities that separates his property from the neighbouring parcel, which has already been expropriated. As one of the last residents of the neighbourhood, the 94-year-old is resisting the “revitalisation of the old city”, meaning the demolition of the ageing buildings. Pressure from the authorities steadily increases as he watches his wife’s health deteriorate with Alzheimer’s.

MR. TANG is a sensitive film about love and resistance and the portrait of an impressive man who won’t be upset by anything, not even by the threat of losing the house he has lived in all his life.

Directors: Xia Su, Hongyu Su
Camera: Mr. Hongyu SU
Editing: Mr. Hongyu SU, Mr. Haibin DU
Sound: Mr. Danfeng LI
Production: Sa WEN, Jun HU

Xia SU is a professor and the dean of College of Film and Animation, China Academy of Art. His circular-screen work City Square (2010) was presented in the theme pavilion at Shanghai Expo and won many awards at both domestic and international festivals. His short fiction film Derailment (2014) was selected for the 38th Montreal International Film Festival. Director Su Xia’s animation short Gold is Eating People (2021) was selected in The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2021 edition, and was also the only Chinese short selected in Annecy International Animated Film Festival’s Short Films Competition in 2021.

Hongyu SU is a student of College of Film and Animation at China Academy of Art. His previous short films works including PRESENT (12 mins), and WARD BED37 (37 mins).