People's Republic of Desire

People's Republic of Desire

Verona Cinemas
Thu
11
Thu Oct 11 8:30 PM

Verona Cinema
General Admission
All Ages
95 Mins | China, USA | 2018 | 15 + | Sydney Premiere
October
Thu Oct 11

Winner of the SXSW Documentary Grand Jury Prize, People’s Republic of Desire plays out like a bizarro Black Mirror episode. Live streaming has emerged as a new mass culture in China where marginally talented superstars earn millions from devoted, endlessly watching fans. Director Hao Wu immerses you in this world with his futuristic visualisations of cyber-space and insider details. Shen Man, a moderately capable singer, and Big Li, a rotund comic, are two such stars struggling to stay on top. The platform evolves at lightning pace though, and as it is commercialised, and new talent emerges, can these unlikely stars keep up?

"Provocative and unsettling..."  [Variety]


Co-presented with Vice

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