Cortazar Aquarium
(as the first part of the trilogy on migration and extinction)

 

Inspired by Julio Cortazar’s short story about exile, other myths and Hong Kong cinema, this film meditates on the shift of contemporary identity. Starting from the loss of baggage at an airport, the story’s location evolves into an aquarium which leads all the way back to the hero’s origin: an axolotl. The ambiguous condition in modern society has shaped the choice for one to narrate where one belongs.

Preview: https://vimeo.com/426873095


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