Shi shi shi

BFM — 40
BFM — 40
A Marble Travelogue
30 March
Directed by Sean WangItalian title: Un diario di viaggio in marmo [t.l.]
Netherlands, Hong Kong SAR China, France, Greece / 2021 / 97 min.O.V. / Subtitles: it./en.

Blocks of white marble from a Greek quarry are shipped to China, where sculptors turn them into Hellenistic-style statues and columns. The leftover grit is processed into fridge magnets and other souvenirs, which are returned to Europe and sold to Chinese tourists. Along this marble route, we meet a variety of people who play a role in the cyclical consumer chain. Our faithful travelling companions are the Chinese-speaking twin daughters of a Greek entrepreneur, who act as cultural ambassadors in China.

Presentation with the director 


Sean Wang – (China, 1990), after graduating from the Communication University of China, studied Television Directing and Screenwriting at the Beijing Film Academy. His graduate film Huis Away From Home (2014), a story about Chinese Muslim immigration in northwest China, won Best Student Film at the China Documentary Academy Award and was nominated in Les Écrans de Chine Documentary Festival in Paris.

Essential filmography

Shi shi shi (A Marble Travelogue, doc, 2021)
Lady of the Harbour (doc, 2017)
Chinese Canvasser (short doc, 2015)
Huis Away From Home (short doc, 2014)

BFM 40 list of films

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