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The Future That We Lost Gao Wenqian

The animated drawings from the 19th and 20th century invite us to marvel and tell us how the people in the past imagined our present.

The Future That We Lost

Animated Film
China,
France
2018
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Xuebing, Gao Wenqian
Gao Wenqian
Jiao Yusi
Gao Wenqian
Gao Wenqian
Gao Wenqian
Gao Wenqian
Li Yilong
Whales pulling little submarines and whole palaces borne in the air by hot air balloons traverse urban canyons to electronic sounds. The animated drawings from the 19th and 20th century invite us to marvel and tell us how the people in the past imagined our present. Will our ideas of the future also look so quaint later?

Marie-Thérèse Antony