A meeting between two work partners reveals the strict care protocols imposed by the new coronavirus: masked, the men only meet after the visitor’s temperature is measured, the handshake is refused and hand sanitizer is offered instead of coffee. This short movie is part of the project Spaces #2, produced by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which, inspired by the book "Species of Spaces", by French writer Georges Perec, invited filmmakers to film at home a comment about the new reality we live in.
Jia Zhangke, Lian Yirui, Casper Liang
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Born in Fenyang, Shanxi province, in China, in 1970. One of the most important filmmaker today, he made, among others, the features Platform (2000), The World (2004), awarded with the Critics Prize at the 29th Mostra, Still Life (2006), winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, 24 City (2008), A Touch of Sin (2013) and Ash Is Purest White (2018), all presented at Mostra. During the 31st Mostra, in 2007, the filmmaker came to São Paulo to present a retrospective of his work, and at the 38th Mostra, he was honored with the Leon Cakoff Prize. In 2020, in the 44th Mostra, Jia Zhangke signs the art of the edition’s poster and also shows the short Visit (2020) and the feature film Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (2020).