Sean Wang
A Marble Travelogue
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A Marble Travelogue

A Marble Travelogue

Sean Wang

2021
99 min.
Netherlands, Hong Kong SAR China, France and Greece
Chinese, English, Greek and French
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

From Greece to China, a mind-blowing journey along the marble route. A humorous reflection on authenticity, tradition and the absurdity of global economy.

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Sean Wang
Sound
Jeroen Goeijers
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Jia Zhao, Zijian Wang
Co-production
Valérie Montmartin, Rea Apostolides
Original title
A Marble Travelogue
Recommended age
Suitable for all audiences
Cinematography
Xiao Xiao, Carles Muñoz Gómez-Quintero, Sean Wang
Editing
Tao Gu, Claudio Hughes, Sean Wang
Color
Fu Shu
Music
Jeroen Goeijers, Soviet Pop
Synopsis

Blocks of marble quarried in Greece are shipped by boat to China to be turned into Greek-style sculptures and columns by skilled Chinese craftsmen. The leftover marble is transformed into small souvenirs with fridge magnets and sent back to Greece to be sold to Chinese tourists. Filmmaker Sean Wang constructs a memorable epic story with maddening visual power. A mind-bending journey along the marble route, which is both funny and revealing. A humorous reflection on authenticity, tradition, international relations and the absurdity of global economy.

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About the direction
Sean Wang

Sean Wang

Director

Sean Wang is a Hui Chinese director based in Beijing. He graduated from the Communication University...

Awards and festivals

DocsBarcelona
Spain, 2022
IDFA
The Netherlands, 2021
Thessaloniki Doc Film Festival
Greece, 2022
CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2022
Visions du Reel
Switzerland, 2022
Sean Wang
A Marble Travelogue
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