Those who chase will catch nothing, those who seek to prevent will stop nothing. “Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player, who struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
This is a story about chasing and loosing. The film short is composed of seemingly unrelated scenes: Curious children who keeping marching and searching, crows who see through everything, toys revolving by themselves, animals wandering here and there, the shadow which is weak at night but strong in daytime, an idiot determined to build his own fairground, the quiet woodland and the inviting city, and a wall which once passed become a point of no return… They exist for the same game, yet each has its own position in time and space. Only by the delicate hands of destiny and accident are they brought together.
Experimental Creation Award in 10th Beijing Independent Film Festival
Multimedia Award”in the 2st China Independent Animation Film Forum
Opening Film at the 10th China Independent Film Festival
Wu Chao was born in 1977 in Sichuan Provence, China. She received her Bachelor degree in visual art at the Fine Art College of Sichuan in 2000. She later attained a Master degree of visual art at the Ecole National Superieur d’art de Nancy in France in 2007. She is currently a lecturer in the School of Art at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies where her teaching and research focus on the fields of experimental animation, video installations and audio artwork M digital art. Her acclaimed works include Other Side (2007), Chasing, (2011) and Happen (2013).
Jury Special Mention at the 11th AniFest International Animation Festival, Czech Republic
Art Beijing / image theme exhibition - "isomeric" phenomenon shows
Forum Foundation Award at the 1st China Independent Animation Film Forum
International Competition in Interfilm 27th Berlin International Short Film Festival, Germany
6th Beijing Independent Film Festival
Opening Film at the 8th China Independent Film Festival