The paths of misfortune
A documentary directed by Rémy Ricordeau.
The circus ”Fei Fei” travels the roads of the Chinese province of Shanxi to try to live on this traditional activity which is a popular entertainment. But due to the economic and social developments of the country, the public is not really present. Between shows and travel, carnival atmosphere and vehicles in distress on the roadside, moments of joy, of pain or tiredness, the life of this circus company is facing the harsh living conditions of rural China. A metaphor of a contemporary rural China …