INNER SMOKE

Programme 06.10.17

Kim-Sanh Châu, Ray Lavers

Canada 2016, 00:11:39

InnerSmoke POOL 17 - INTERNATIONAL TanzFilmFestival BERLIN

In Hoa Binh, rural area in Northern Vietnam, large expanses of white smoke can be observed every day. Whether at roadsides, in fields, or even backyards, locals light fires every night around 5 p.m. Whether fire is lit in the idea of cleaning, purifying or honouring the deceased, this omnipresent phenomenon becomes obsessive. Inner Smoke is a dance-embodiement of the fire and smoke process, following the Vietnamese cult of the dead culture. This film deals with the space left for renewal after one’s disappearance, while questioning what remains from the past, what we can not see, like ashes that we are no longer paying attention to.


#Title: Inner smoke
#Director: Kim-Sanh Châu, Ray Lavers
#Country of Production: Canada
#Year of Production: 2016
#Duration: 00:11:39
#Choregraphy: Kim-Sanh Châu
#Dancers / Actors: Kim-Sanh Châu
#Camera: Ray Lavers
#Editing: Ray Lavers, Kim-Sanh Châu
#Sound: Ray Lavers
#Music: Hazy Montagne Mystique (Chittakone Baccam)
#Signature: P17 21