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Zhang Suying’s Castle
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime90 min
  • DirectorXiaowei MENG
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerHuiling ZHANG, Xiaowei MENG

It is a story about one person who built up a house alone. Zhang Suying, a woman in her 60s, roamed to here from an alien land. Nobody can tell when and where did she come from. What surprised local people is that she stayed beside a discarded kiln, alone, and built a house which looks like a “castle”. The farmers nearby said that the house 7 to 8 meters’ high had taken her four to five years to build with bare hands. Picking up useful rocks and abandoned building materials from a garbage pit two miles away, she just wanted to make her “castle” taller even only half meter, even a snowy day. With flashback, this documentary starts from the demolition of that “castle” to the searching for the woman, then goes to the aid offer, and ends up with her escaping and leaving. She left, just like she murmured: “Get to there, to the higher place.”