When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu WANG first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she encounters Dylan, a charismatic young drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life on the streets. Fascinated by his choice and rejection of society's rules, Nanfu follows Dylan with her camera on a journey that spans across years, takes her across America, and explores the meaning of freedom.
Nanfu WANG is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York City. Her feature debut Hooligan Sparrow was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award for best documentary feature. Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2016, Hooligan Sparrow has screened at more than 100 festivals in over 25 countries and has won over twenty awards internationally. WANG was honored by the International Documentary Association with the 2016 Emerging Filmmaker Award.
Schedule 용어 안내
- E영어 대사
- NES비영어 대사 + 영어자막
- GV감독과의 대화
- ST스페셜 토크
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- EEnglish Dialogue
- NESNon-English Dialogue+English Subtitles
- GVGuest Visit
- STSpecial Talk
- EBS 1TV 2018-08-26 | 13시 40분 12 E
Nanfu WANG makes documentaries about freedom in China, a country where freedom is censored and restricted. For her, traveling means freedom. Dreaming of true freedom, she hits the road every year on her birthday. This time, she goes to Florida, USA, and meets a charming young homeless man named Dylan OLSEN. She follows him and experiences life on the streets. They rummage through rubbish bins for food, sleep in public parks, and talk to strangers on the streets. The film documents the director's own journey to seek the true meaning of freedom, while at the same time observing the freespirited lifestyle of Dylan. Ultimately, we're presented with the two different definitions of the word 'free' – 'unrestrained' or 'without cost' – through Dylan. His homeless life is both a way of doing away with the conventions of the society and a journey to establish his own stance towards the world. Of the film's three sections, the last one makes us confront our prejudices and expectations of a cinematic composition only to betray them. Throughout the story, the director continues her self-reflection, making it possible for us to meet Dylan face to face instead of passing judgment on him. With a question rather than an answer, the lives of Dylan, the director, and audiences - as well as the film itself - remain open to possibilities. Are we truly free? (LEE Seung Min)