Comprised of over sixty hours of footages, Living Elsewhere documents the lives of four peasant families, each from different parts of China, squatting in abandoned luxury villas on the outskirts of Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The film carefully captures the everyday life of these drifting farmers, setting up a coal-burning stove in front of the half-constructed window, growing vegetables on the land surrounding the villas, telling stories of their past and future directly to the camera, and reinventing a life from scratch in this fringe zone between ruin and utopia.
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|Language:||Chinese with English subtitles|
|Year of Publication:||1999|