Selection : 2022 short & midlength films

The Raw and the Cooked

Lisa Marie Malloy / Dennis Zhou

2022
Taiwan
26'
Documentary
Col.

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The Chens, an Amis family living on Taiwan’s eastern Coast, venture out after midnight rain showers to hunt for snails, headlamps at the ready. Back home, as they are cooking them,family members pass on their endangered language to the next generation and share ghost stories.

Lisa Marie Malloy made her first feature-length film, A Shape of Things to Come in 2020. It has been shown around the world (CPH:DOX, NYC Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real, RIDM, Documenta Madrid, FICUNAM, and the Centre Pompidou). Dennis Zhou’s work as a writer featured in The New Yorker, Artforum, and Art in America, among other publications. The Raw and the Cooked is his first film.

 

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Lisa Marie Mallow and Dennis Zhou, their camera on an Amis family’s hands as they are hunting for snails, do not hide their anthropological goal (A Shape of Things to Come, 2020). In capturing moments as their subjects are working or unwinding, the directors make space for the abstract and allow for the 16mm film to be guided, first by light-drenched tall grass, the endless drool of gastropods, shining, boiling water… These impressionistic touches would rather tell a story of an intimate, secret world, rather than elegize. And while youths are learning a dialect by the fireside, hints of industrialisation and cultural hegemony–more often through sounds than images–are strewn throughout an endangered landscape.

Vincent Poli

Screenplay
Lisa Marie Malloy
Photography
Lisa Marie Malloy
Sound
Jose Homer Mora Acosta
Editing
Lisa Marie Malloy, Dennis Zhou
Production
Lisa Marie Malloy

CONTACT:
Lisa Marie Malloy
lmm324@cornell.edu 

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