MYJING

By Alessandro DE TONI

VISIONI DAL MONDO - as FEST

Biography - Completed 2021

How to survive the city of tomorrow? An Italian reporter in Beijing, Alessandro is alienated by the megalopolis. Myjing is a diary of this experience offering a unique in-depth perspective on today China.

Festivals
& Awards

Visioni dal Mondo 2021
Concorso Italiano/Italian Contest
    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Biography, Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN, CHINESE
    • Duration
    • 69 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alessandro DE TONI
    • Producer(s)
    • Lorenzo CIOFFI (Ladoc)
    • Synopsis
    • Alessandro lives with his wife, Camilla, and his young son, Gregorio, in Beijing. As a reporter for the European TV, he travels within the city and beyond, following the tanks crossing Tian’anmen Square, or the Tibetan chants echoing in remote valleys. Life is not easy in the mega-city and Alessandro moves like an outcast, through a city resembling some writer’s dystopian SCI-FI creation. The megalopolis of the future is here: under a cloak of smog, everywhere is traffic and the individual, bombarded by slogans, is swallowed up by the mass. Then, through his work, Alessandro encounters young artists from the Chinese undergound art scene. And it is this that restores poetry to the metropolitan daily life.