NOV 17 2016

Feature Length Doc Escaping the Temple Wins Fresh Pitch!

Feature Length Doc Escaping the Temple Wins Fresh Pitch!

Escaping the Temple won the first prize at Fresh Pitch held in late October at Dongshan, Suzhou. The Fresh Pitch jury invited commissioning editors from mainstream documentary channels, festivals and sectors in China, the UK, the US, Canada and South Korea and the emerging forces and inter-disciplinary partners in the documentary field.

Mirroring the themes in the dance performance of the same name by modern dance Choreographer Zhao Liang, Escaping the Temple tells the intensely personal intertwined stories of three sensitive, individualistic and rebellious modern dancers each reaching a crossroads in their lives. They must all resolve their issues to move forward.

It shows a China not well known to the world, young Chinese people who are creative and passionate, a new vision where ancient beliefs and culture collide with the moral and spiritual vacuum of modern-day capitalism.

Escaping the Temple will be aired on French/German national broadcaster Arte’s La Lucarne in Spring/Summer 2017.



'Escaping the Temple' trailer:


Interview with the director at Fresh Pitch: