IN SEARCH OF ECHO
China | 2018 | 112min | First Feature | Drama, Thriller
Director: ZHANG Chi
Screenwriter: ZHANG Chi, WU Biyou
Executive Producer: ZHANG Lingfeng
Director of Photography: FANG Yi
Art Director: PENG Bo
Visual Effect Director: LIU Yao
Editor: XU Daduo
Sound: LUO Jun
Music: ZHAO Haohai
Main Cast: ZHU Hongyang
About the film
Actor with few job offers, Mr. Zhu 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 ho- tel 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...
The story is built on reality, dream, and memory. The seemingly realistic scenarios help construct a huge illusion that is both bizarre and romantic, aided by metaphors of the marine life. It eventually leads to an emotional confession in the form of an internal dialogue.
41st Moscow International Film Festival
The Special Jury Prize "Silver George"
The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2018
Cinematographer's Debuts Competition
Istanbul International Independent Film Festival 2018
Chi Zhang, graduated from Nottingham University majoring in International Communication. In 2014, he founded the Holy High Film Task Group and began his journey to create feature films. ANNULAR ECLIPSE is his second feature film.