International Film Festival Rotterdam

Min-Wei Ting – I’m Coming Up #IFFR2017

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A cinematic study of a building, of a space and of architecture.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Min-Wei Ting, director of I’M COMING UP from the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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IM COMING UP, by Min-Wei Ting, was screened at the 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam. This is a film with a simple story: a single shot, 89 minutes long, that takes us from the bottom of a building to the top of the building. People, on the other hand, who naturally are almost always at the forefront of every film, are almost like a disruption. IM COMING UP is, therefore cinema on the edge, right at the limit, that delights in submitting him to an immersive (and maybe oppressive) experience. It also places a building, and architecture, at the forefront of a film. What are the challenges of undertaking such a project? What inspired Min-Wei Ting to make this film in the first place? The incredible soundscape of the movie contributes greatly to the effect of this viewing experience, which in many ways is unique, so we also ask him about this aspect of IM COMING UP.

I’M COMING UP: Is it a computer game or actually a documentary report? Endless reconnoitering of a gigantic apartment complex in the night, along balconies, corridors and stairs, from bottom to top, turns into a hallucinogenic trip. In the face of desolate, visual monotony is an eclectic, extremely layered soundtrack filled with concrete sounds. Alienation all the way.

 

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Min-Wei Ting
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    I'm Coming Up
  • Festival section
    Deep Focus: Signatures
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