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The Unity of All Things 物之合

USA  ·  2013  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  98'  ·  o.v. Cantonese/English/Spanish/ Japanese

The teenage sons of an expatriated Chinese physicist visit her in the United States, while she and her colleagues pursue the development of a massive particle collider intended to understand the origin of the universe. The Unity of All Things engages the utopian impulses of the sci-fi genre, not through the imagination of another world, but through the rendering of this world as “other”; conceiving the capitalist present allegorically as a particle collider, where instead of subatomic matter, History and subjectivity are collided and fragmented. All subjects are treated as alien, or as radical others who search for and advance different ideological, psychological or sexual ideals of belonging. Subjects oscillate between the contemplation of past societal traumas and idealizations of the future that refuse to synthesize or resolve, but instead reveal a troubling satire of the present.

Screenings
Thursday 15 | 8 | 2013  ·  11:00  ·  La Sala  ·  Sub. English,French
Friday 16 | 8 | 2013  ·  16:15  ·  L’altra Sala  ·  Sub. English,French
Saturday 17 | 8 | 2013  ·  19:00  ·  Cinema Rialto 2  ·  Sub. English
Directors
Alexander Carver Daniel Schmidt
Cast
Celia Au Andrea Chen Jennifer Kim Haruka Hashimoto Teresa Hui
Producer
Mark Depace, Zachary Mortensen, Daniel Schmidt
Cinematography
Charles Ackley Anderson
Music
Aaron David Ross, Matthew Arkell
Screenplay
Alexander Carver, Daniel Schmidt
Sound
Daniel Schmidt
Editing
Alexander Carver, Daniel Schmidt
Production
Ghost Robot
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