The Impression of a Small City
FROM EASTERN AURA TO CHINA EXPRESS
Director XIAO Hong
Country China
Year 2003
Running Time 3' 25"
Color/B&W
Genre Animation
Introduction
Solitary dance of the pink shoes continues. Without stopping, it continues as they follow the streams and bridges of the small city, and the zigzag of houses. It repeats like blooming of flower before disappearing one by one. The limited movements of the pink shose start with mixture of the symbolic meaning giving women in Eastern countries and the meaning itself as shoes. In nature which changes, but continue to repeat, along with their history of changes, in front of the disappearing houses, the moments of continuing and disappearing hang down the scenery of Chinese ink. They make a reluctant pilgrimage of the Small City lightly and tenderly with tuning to a flute and a kayakum painfully as if they looked like dancing because they cannot walk properly. It might be natural that this kind of pilgrimage gives the impression of an achromatic color. (Noh Kyoung-hee)
Director
XIAO Hong