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When the Sea Sends Forth a Forest

When the Sea Sends Forth a Forest

A Short film by Guangli Liu

Produced by Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

Production year : 2020


Images simulated in real time by a graphics engine are interwoven with fragments of archival footage, telling the story of a Chinese survivor of the Khmer Rouge. This new imagery represents how collective memories and real history are reconstructed.

Production and distribution

Photos (9)

Full credits (10)

Assistant director :

Huimin Wu

Director of photography :

Pauline Sicard

Editors :

Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, Léo Guillaume, Yuyan Wang

Animation :

Guangli Liu, Huimin Wu

Grader :

Baptiste Évrard

Voice-over :

Wenliang Xu

Production Manager :

Luc-Jérôme Bailleul

Sound editors :

Martin Delzescaux, Inoa Kan

Music Composer :

Yoann Helynck

Sound Mixer :

Martin Delzescaux

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Experimental, Documentary, Animated film

Sub-genre :

3D animation, Video art, Historical, Portrait

Themes :

Politics, Exile, Exodus, War

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Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

21 min 10 seconds

Production formats :

Computer generated images

Color type :

Black & White

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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Selections (2)