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3.7
17 Ratings

Present.Perfect.

Wan mei jin xing shi

Directed by Shengze Zhu
United States, Hong Kong, 2019
Documentary

Synopsis

Millions of Chinese people do live streaming. Those whose poverty, physical shortcomings or gender prevent them from taking part in the real world find human contact here. A collective portrait based on 800 hours of video material shows fragments of lives that are interwoven with virtual showrooms.

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Present.Perfect. Directed by Shengze Zhu

Critics reviews

[It’s] pixelated and jumpy—seemingly in contrast with the static, Vermeer-like treatment of space in Zhu’s previous documentary feature, Another Year (2017). But Present.Perfect.‘s characteristic use of the long take and her careful cutting, along with the conversion of found-footage to black and white, demonstrate Zhu’s continued interest in framing everyday life in formally precise ways.
February 01, 2019
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