PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Ascension

Local title
Hiina unistus
Title in Russian
Китайская мечта
Original title
Ascension
Director
Jessica Kingdon
Country
China
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Doc@PÖFF

"Ascension" is an impressionistic portrait of China’s industrial supply chain that reveals the country’s growing class divide through staggering observations of labor, consumerism and wealth. The documentary portrays capitalism in China across the levels of its operation, from the crudest mine to the most rarefied forms of leisure.

In traveling up the rungs of China’s social ladder, we see how each level supports and makes possible the next while recognizing the contemporary “Chinese Dream” remains an elusive fantasy for most.

The film is included among the Oscar favourites for the best film of the year.

Director
Jessica Kingdon
Producer
Kira Simon-Kennedy
DoP
Jessica Kingdon
Editor
Jessica Kingdon
Music
Dan Deacon
Production
Mouth Numbing Spicy Crab, XTR
World sales
Visit Films
Runtime
Language
Chinese
Subtitles
English
Other festivals
Warsaw, Tribeca
Director
Jessica Kingdon

Jessica Kingdon

Ascension (2021, doc)

Presented by

Estonian Institute of Human Rights

Estonian Institute of Human Rights

Screenings

Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening080605 / Hiina unistus
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening121501 / Hiina unistus
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer