06 Oct SH Why We Are Unhappy in Cities? – Zhao Gang, China, 2020, 13’45”
A youth’s life falls into chaos following the breaking of his beloved lighter: his lover leaves him and he loses his job. The youth desperately seeks for a way to fix his lighter as a way to mend his ruined life, but in the process ends up losing the lighter itself.
When the youth finally sees his lighter again, he already has a newly born child, yet seeing the lighter in the hands of a stranger causes the youth to take desperate action …
This is a movie that explores the relationship between people and things, and at the same time is a fable about city life.