Film Archive

International Programme 2019
Transit Circle Stephan Knauss

Between concrete desert and nature, old and young, tradition and change, beats and emotion – always on the lookout. Director Stephan Knauss portrays a radically changing Chinese metropolis.

Transit Circle

Documentary Film
China,
Germany
2019
40 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sheng Hanqi
Stephan Knauss
Mario Schöning
Stephan Knauss
Stephan Knauss, Sheng Hanqi
Stephan Knauss
Mario Schöning
The metropolis looms in the night. No people, just scattered lights, sounds of cars, murmuring. A resolute woman talks of the good old days, while two young students are looking for their identity and place in this complex world. Even in the opening tracking shot, Stephan Knauss’s documentary illustrates a Chinese metropolis in transition. Between concrete desert and nature, old and young, tradition and departure, beats and emotion – always on the lookout.

Julia Weigl