Gold is eating people
Director: Su Xia
There is an old saying in China: “People die for wealth; birds die for food.” Su Xia’s animated short film Gold isEating People provides an innovative manifestation of such a proverb. When gold is discovered, people ofdifferent classes fight for it unscrupulously. Human connection in all forms collapses for avarice.
The bright background color and the yellow-tone moving image forms strong contrast. The smart use of Chinese traditional percussion instruments in thesoundtrack creates suspense and drama at once. Its unforgettable artistic style definitely makes this parable about greed fresh and provocative.
About the director
SU Xia is a professor and the dean of College of Film
and Animation, China Academy of Art.
His circular screenwork City Square (2010) was
presented in the theme pavilion at Shanghai Expo
and won many awards at both domestic and international festivals. His short fiction film Derailment (2014) was
selected for the 38th Montreal International Film Festival.