Section: International Showcase
Languages: Cantonese, Chinese
Genres: Drama, Experimental, Social Issues
Director Lam Can-Zhao leads a small film crew as they shoot a film about a stray dog in the streets of Guangzhou, leading viewers into an unpredictable, peculiar and incredible journey. Shot documentary-style while employing characteristics of hybrid cinema, THE DOG’s low-tech and casual style reveals a wealth of stories that reflect both the authenticity and occasional absurdity of the living situations of migrant workers and of those who otherwise live “below the line.” As the debut feature film directed by Lam, THE DOG reads more like a lonely rebel's exploration and revelation to the world.
Born in 1994, Lam Can-Zhao is from Chaozhou, China. Before he transferred to Guangdong Literary Vocational College, Lam majored in music. Lam is now a junior student studying film production.
In a money-oriented society, people often get lost in front of money , thus forget their dreams and fail to get inner peace.