Zhou Tao’s ‘Blue and Red’ wins prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
Zhou Tao's Blue and Red
has won the First Prize of the Jury of the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of North Rhine-Westphalia at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany. The prize consists of € 5,000.
People staring mesmerised at light sources beyond the frame. Some pause, pointing, waving, others sit on the ground, expectantly following what’s hidden from our view. What do they see? A concert? A billboard? What are they waiting for? What brought them together? In Zhou Tao’s compelling work Blue and Red
the city is revealed as a stage for the media surfaces of hyper-capitalism to perform as effectively as the resistance against the ruling system. Zhou Tao trusts exclusively in his expressive images. His clever montage creates a high degree of filmic tension and analytical precision.