Dream Empire

Your Own City
David Borenstein
Denmark
2016
73min
English, Chinese

Shot over seven years, the film is a personal story as well as an on-the-ground chronicle of the Chinese Dream. Yana, a young, rural girl who recently arrived in Chongqing, was drawn by the glamour and easy riches of China's historic real estate boom. She chose to pursue an unusual, but promising business career; she opened a “foreigner rental agency” to help real estate companies market their new developments — the infamous ghost towns. When the inevitable happens and the real estate bubble pops, Yana is forced to sell her company and reasses everything she believed in.

Projections: 
11.16. Thursday 18:00
Kino
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Q&A with director
11.17. Friday 21:45
Toldi
English & Hungarian Subtitles
11.18. Saturday 18:00
Művész
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Q&A with director
Producer: 
House of Real, Jesper Jack (contact person)
Editor: 
Anders Villadsen
Christian Einshøj
Camera: 
Lars Skree
Sound: 
Peter Schultz
Music: 
Jason Prover
Distribution info: 
Christina Jang, Gunpowder & Sky Distribution
Awards: 
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival - International Competition (2017)