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OCEANUL MARE

OCEANUL MARE

The film centers on three Chinese people in Bucharest, who migrated there in the early 1990s. It follows their paths through Romania's metropolis and traces their varying connections with Europe's largest Chinese market on the periphery of the city. Episode by episode, it accompanies the central characters through the striking contrasts of their daily routines and business milieus, telling a story of what it is like to be foreign and of cultural displacement. Ultimately, the story underscores the challenge to immerse oneself into the unknown while continually reinventing oneself in the process. (sixpackfilm)

Katharina Copony
Born 1972 in Graz. She lives and works as a freelance filmmaker
in Berlin and Vienna, and
 studied visual media design at the University of Applied Arts
in Vienna with Peter Weibel 
and at the HdK Berlin. Video
art, photography and films since 1996. Artist in residence in Moriya (JPN), Rome, London, Sarajevo. She received several awards for her work.

Film Selection: Moghen Paris – Und sie ziehen mit (2016, doc) — Spieler (2014, doc)
 — Oceanul Mare (2009, doc) 
— Il Palazzo (2006, mid-length doc) — Kanegra (2004, mid-length doc) — der wackelatlas – sammeln und  jagen mit H.C. Artmann (2001, doc, with Emily Artmann)   

Spotlight 2018

Katharina Copony

Austria / Germany / Romania 2009
DCP / color
78 minutes
Chinese / Romanian
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Bernhard Keller
Editing
Stefan Stabenow
Sound
Pavel Cuzuioc, Sebastian Kleinloh
Cast
Shen Xiaoming, Li Jianhua,
 Liu Yuexia

Producers
Katharina Copony, Ada Solomon

Production

HiFilm Productions, Komplizen Film
World Sales

sixpackfilm

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Diagonale 2009