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by Fabianny Deschamps


New Territories is a journey of initiation through faith and beliefs on the border between life and death. Two women poles apart, two paths: one is a living French businesswoman; the other is a Chinese textile worker. While Li Yu is preparing herself to reach Hong Kong clandestinely in search for a better life, Eve is conquering the Asian market with a new funeral rite. The two women end up meeting. Their paths cross in the New Territories, a no man’s land on the edge of the super-capitalist city of Hong Kong and communist China. New Territories is a fairytale that unfolds in a contemporary world of rationality and market economy.

original title: New Territories
country: France
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Fabianny Deschamps
film run: 88'
screenplay: Fabianny Deschamps
cast: Eve Bitoun, Yilin Yang, Dimitri Sani
cinematography by: Tommaso Fiorilli
film editing: Raphaëlle Martin-Holger
music: Olaf Hund
producer: Alexandre Hecker, Nathalie Trafford
production: Audimage Production, Paraiso Production Diffusion
distributor: ZED

main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2014 ACID (Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion)

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