This strong and compelling seven minute film from China is a statement on society, and modern love in the age of technology. Our young hero, a gay techno-savvy man with a father bent on his professional success, hooks up with a online celebrity he meets on an online dating app.
Their encounter is fun, effortless and almost seems meaningless, but the entire process is steeped in technology. From their app-based connection to their live-streamed meeting, to their most intimate moments revolving around watching a screen. Technology both unites them together and divides them from a real human connection. But who is to say what is a human connection anymore when our worlds are so fully integrated with technology? The plot peppered with political commentary and overrun with the youth-in-revolt vibe, NIGHT LIVE tells remarkably relatable stories for young and old alike. It is about a generational clash of a father and his son, it is about self discovery and the trails of youth, it is about technology and world around us.They are age-old stories done in a startlingly relevant light. A strong piece with deep undertones, NIGHT LIVE is not to be missed.
Review by Kierston Drier
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|NIGHT LIVE, 7min., China, Experimental/New Media
Directed by Dazhi HuangA young gay man starts an online livestream with someone he just met on the gay social app, and of course, it leads to unexpected consequences.
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