The First Shot

The First Shot · The First Shot

Federico Francioni, Yan Cheng

2017, ITA, CHN, 77', M12

International Competition 2017

27 Nov 2017 · TM Rivoli, Pequeno Auditório · 21H00

30 Nov 2017 · TM Rivoli, Grande Auditório · 18H00

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Three young Chinese, born after the Tiananmen protests in 1989, testify in three separate chapters their anguish and their ambivalent relationship with their country. Almost at the beginning of the documentary, partially filmed with mobile phones, one of the boys listens to a rock version of the International while driving by avenues that capitalism conquered without any kind of shyness. This tension between the grandmothers' China and the grandchildren's China never completely abandons the film. Opting for a cinematic language that combines elements of the classic documentary with some of the aesthetics prevalent in the new digital platforms, the two directors (also young) sketch a small portrait of a generation. (Daniel Marques Pinto)