The 5 Elements

Everything in the universe continuously changes, according to the ancient Chinese 5-element teaching, which has become popular all over the world. Shot in all seasons all over China the film is looking for an understanding of this millennia old philosophy. 

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  • - WU XING - Infinity of the Moment: Screening at European Film Market (EFM), Berlinale 2020

    Our German-New Zealand-Chinese co-production WUXING – INFINITIY OF THE MOMENT will be screened at the European Film Market (EFM) at Berlinale [...]

    Our German-New Zealand-Chinese co-production WUXING - INFINITIY OF THE MOMENT will be screened at the European Film Market (EFM) at Berlinale 2020. The Screening takes place on Sunday on the 23rd of February at 17:40 pm at the Parliament Studio of the. Berlin House of Representatives, Niederkirchnerstraße 5, 10111 Berlin. WUXING - INFINITIY OF THE MOMENT is a cinematic journey through all seasons and climate zones of China on the traces of the millennia-old system.  

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The 5 Elements

Everything in the universe is in a state of continuous change. There is neither a beginning nor an ending. This is the basis of the ancient Chinese teaching of Wu Xing, the “circle of change”. This holistic philosophy, closely linked to Daoism, is thousands of years old, but is still present in contemporary China. And not only there. Wu Xing, also called 5 elements or phases, has become immensely popular outside of China, too. But what is it’s real core?

How and where can it still be found in China today? German director Jan Hinrik Drevs and New Zealand DOP Mike Single have embarked on an extensive journey through China – looking for traces of this millennia old system. A cinematic journey with 200 shooting days, spread over 15 months, covering all seasons and climate zones, from the vastness and heat of the desert to the long icy nights of the far north. From remote rural villages to the populous Megacities.

A journey, where the film team observes, listens and searches for an understanding. In this way a film has come up that essentially contributes to the understanding of Chinese culture, philosophy and society and promotes the utmost important dialogue between China and the West.

Director: Jan Hinrik Drevs
DoP: Mike Single
Editor: Katharina Fiedler, Christian R. Timmann
Research: Marilyn McFadyen
Music: Joel Haines
Producer: Kerstin Meyer-Beetz
Executive Producer: Christian Beetz, James Heyward
Line Producer: Kathrin Isberner, Jill Soper

Koproduktion

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