Katharina Copony -OCEANUL MARE

Year: 2009
Director: Katharina Copony
Lenght: 78min
Language: Chinese, Rumanian Subtitles: Chinese and English

“The rule of the ocean is that big fish eat little fish! The phrase ‘business ocean’ implies that it’s tough and really hard! If you don’t pay attention, you’ll be eaten and will drown! If you’re successful, you’ll glide across the ocean like a triumphant sailboat!”
The film center’s 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 mar- ket 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