One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean

a film by

France | 11' | 12/2020 | experimental doc

One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean reflects on the experience of not being able to see the world with depth perception. Made up of micro- events from "satisfying video" that swarm on the internet, the abstract narrative unfolds through an appropriation way by referring to trance and minimal music. It's about a desire for groundless waves, blended with today's inexorable entropy of our information societies.

“it’s an exploration of a world that can all too often fall into the superficial that recognises its pleasures as well as its pitfalls.”
Square Eyes - 71_IFB_BerlinaleShorts_Competition_2_red_72dpi
“it’s an exploration of a world that can all too often fall into the superficial that recognises its pleasures as well as its pitfalls.”
Square Eyes - 71_IFB_BerlinaleShorts_Competition_2_red_72dpi

Wang Yuyan

Biography

Wang Yuyan (b. 1989, China) is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist living in Paris. She graduated from Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts in 2020 and Beaux-Arts of Paris in 2016. She takes inspiration from the endless media production underpinned by industrial productivity. Her works oscillate between film and installation, often in an immersive perspective with a disintegrating abstraction process.

Filmography

  • One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean – 2021 – short film
  • All movements should kill the wind – 2019 – short film
Square Eyes -

Crew

Director: Wang Yuyan
Producer: Le Fresnoy
Sound Design: Raphaël Hénard
Editor: Wang Yuyan

Festivals

  • Berlinale International Film Festival, Germany (1 – 5 March, 2021)
    Berlinale Shorts
  • Tampere Film Festival, Finland (10 – 14 March, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Vidéoformes – Festival International d’Arts Numériques, France (18 – 21 March, 2021)
    Competition
  • Kino Pavasaris – Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania (18 March – 1 April, 2021)
    Special: Activism in Cinema
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (22 – 28 March, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (14 – 18 April, 2021)
    Student Competition
  • Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International, Germany (27 April – 2 May, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt (19 – 25 May, 2021)
    Short Documentary Competition
  • Documentamadrid, Spain (26 – 30 May, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Golden Harvest Short Film Festival, Taiwan (28 May – 6 June, 2021)
    Competition
  • Netzhaut Ton Film Festival, Austria (18 – 20 June, 2020)
    Short Film Competition Won: Young Talent Award
  • Pesaro Film Festival – Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Italy (19 – 26 June, 2021)
    Pesaro Nuova Cinema Competition Won: Young Jury Award
  • Festival ECRÃ, Brazil (15 – 25 July, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Festival Partie(s) de Campagne, France (15 – 18 July, 2021)
    Séance OVNI
  • European Film Festival Palic, Serbia (17 – 23 July, 2021)
    Young Spirit of Europe

Password




Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list: No dialogue

Downloadable trailer: Click here