Pang-Chuan Huang

Retour - Film - 20min - 2017

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition panorama 19


“I’ll go back home, solely by railroad.’’
Two linear paths from different eras unfurl simultaneously. One is a return journey across two continents. The other is based on an old photograph of my grandfather. Gradually, the rhythmic swaying of the train blends past with present, leading us to dig out a memory, long-forgotten, and covered in dust.
The thousands of images form a vast horizon running from the right, presenting the past, to the left, presenting the future. This way of looking resembles a Chinese scroll painting that keeps to one and the same timeframe, like in a film.

Pang-Chuan Huang

Pang-Chuan Huang was born in 1988 in Taiwan, a graphic design graduate at Taichung University (Taiwan) and Cinema and Audiovisual in Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle (France), Pang-Chuan Huang begins his career in graphic design and photography, then cinema. His first film Retour has been presented at major film festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand international court métrage Festival, Poitiers film festival, FIPA, Kaohsiung film festival et Taiwan international documentaire festival etc, between France and Taiwan. This film has already won Le Grand Prix of Clermont-Ferrand, le prix Cinécran of Rencontres du Cinéma Européen and Taiwan Award of Kaohsiung film festival.
He is currently living and working in Paris and in Lille, France, at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing