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Folding City

Josh Kim, Edward Gunawan

China, United States

synopsis

Based on the Hugo Award winning novella by Hao Jingfang, “Folding City” is set in a futuristic metropolis, where residents are divided into three social classes who take turns sharing time above ground.
Lao Dao is a waste worker living in Third Space. One day he finds something in the trash that takes him on a journey to the elite First Space world.
Along the way he catches a glimpse of his daughter’s future and uncovers a reality that makes him question whether a better life can be found in the Upper Spaces.

intention

The first time I watched Bong Joon Ho’s “The Host”, I remember feeling excited, finally Korea was important enough for a monster to come and destroy it.
In science fiction it has been rare to see a live-action film with Asian protagonists. It is almost as if there were no Asians in the future.
“Folding City” is a pioneering project. One that does not just forecast a future “Western” city by mapping “Asian exoticism” on top of it, but a film that tries to imagine the future from a wholly Asian perspective. More importantly, it is a story of a father – and the sacrifices he makes – and of a daughter – and the burden she carries.

A father embarks on a dangerous mission across a futuristic city to give his daughter a better life.
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Josh Kim

Scriptwriter, Film Director

junepyo@gmail.com

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Edward Gunawan

Scriptwriter, Film Director, Production

addwordproductions@gmail.com

production notes

original title
Folding City

directed by
Josh Kim

produced byChris Lee Productions
1237 Koloa Street
HI 96816 , Honolulu
United States

in co-production with
Add Word Productions – Indonesia

written by
Josh Kim
Edward Gunawan

total production budget
€ 20.000.000