An enthralling collage film devised solely from videos posted on live broadcast channels in China (in 2017 alone over 422 million Chinese individuals streamed on the internet). Crisscrossed by bouts of social criticism, weirdness, and humor 'Present.Perfect' is dedicated to the contemporary entanglement between the acts of living and filming, addressing themes such as solitude, work, and the camera-mediated construction of affection. From the unfolding of this hyper-exposure of the self, the Chinese context serves as a radical microcosm of the forces at work in contemporary societies.
Shengzhe Zhu Shengzhe Zhu is a documentary filmmaker and producer. ‘Out of Focus’ (2014) is her directorial feature debut, which premiered at Cinéma du Réel. Her 2nd feature ‘Another Year’ (2016) premiered at Visions du Réel and received the Best Film Award. It also received the Grand Prize at RIDM Montreal, Critic's Award at Olhar de Cinema, and was honored as "Top 10 Films of the Year" in 2016 by 24 Images magazine (Canada). ‘Present.Perfect’ (2019) is her 3rd feature, and received the Tiger Award at IFFR.