Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys

Sweden/Thailand, 2011, Colour, 24 min

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Meticulous reconstruction of an everyday event in China that culminates in a public execution. The title refers to the Chinese government policy by which dissidents are executed in order to frighten off others. In a breathtakingly beautiful opening scene, we see the gruesome conclusion of a series of apparently chance events. In eight powerful scenes, the fateful story is told of someone who just happened to be passing.

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Jens Assur (1970, Sweden) is a photographer and filmmaker. At the age of 16 he started work as a journalist for the Swedish daily newspaper Dagbladet in Sundsvall. After that he worked for several advertising companies, newspapers and magazines as a photographer. Since 2007 he has been contracted to the Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles and he is currently busy making his first feature.
Sundance 2012. Special Mention - Karlovy Vary 2012. Garcia de Paso Award - Huesca FF 2012. Lille IShFF, 2012. Zurich FF 2012. VIS - Vienna Independent Shorts 2013.

Studio Jens Assur AB
Eastmansvägen 12
SE- 113 61 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 708 11 11 45
jens@assur.se

Screening

22.08, 16:00, Shtëpia e Kultures

Category

Focus Nordic

Director

Jens Assur

Producer

Jens Assur

Cinematography

Marek Septimus Wieser

Sound

Niclas Merits

Editing

Fredrik Morheden, Åsa Mossberg

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