A short film by David Verbeek, 20 mins., HD, color
Motel Films - www.motelfilms.nl (Netherlands),
Les Petites Lumières (France),
Practice Productions - www.practice productions.com (China),
USSR Media (China).
Completed 2006, Shanghai
Melody Z is an intimate short film portrait of the nightlife generation in Shanghai, 2006.
Li Wei, a young sexy night flower working in a trance music club, lives together with her DJ boyfriend. The two live a nightly existence of dreamy trance music and colourful neon light.
He is caring yet highly jealous. She seems to be drifting through her nights going from party to party. When one morning she sees her first love on the street, the latter does not seem to recognize her, which upsets and confuses her. She seems unable to share her thoughts and isolates herself. The huge metropolis around them seems to project her thoughts all around her. Within her generation, Shanghai has been the fastest changing place in the world. But how fast can she change?