IN SEARCH OF ECHO

Original Title: Hai Yang Dong Wu
Year: 2019
Duration: 112 min.
Country: China

Director: Zhang Chi
Script: Zhang Chi, Wu Biyou
Cast: Zhu Hongyang, Lin Xuan, Zhenglin Sun

Synopsis:

Mr. Zhu has reached a point in his career where he is left with only a few acting offers on the table, so he hops on a ferry in search of his wife, on the island where they first met. It is low season on the island, with few visitors in plain sight. Yet Zhu continues to actively photograph everything on the island. He encounters various islanders, gets familiar with a hotel owner, becomes attracted to a primary school teacher, and engages in romance with the manager of a local dance club. While he begins a fascinating journey, his wife is still nowhere to be found.

Reviews:

  • “In Search of Echo” is a must-see drama with many mystery elements. Director Zhang Chi succeeds in making a feature film debut, which not only fulfills its concept in a remarkable way, but also knows how to convince with its actors and its visual approach.” Filmrezensionen.de

Festivals:

  • Moscow International Film Festival – Special Jury Award
  • !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival
  • EnergaCAMERIMAGE
  • Dushangbe International Film Festival