Interview with Jiajun 'Oscar' Zhang, director and screenwriter of the movie All, Or Nothing At All, interviewer Malaika Bova
"Zhang spent most of his childhood in China, in a Soviet-style working-class district in Shanghai. He likes to inspect how human relationships affect today's politics and way of life in the age of urbanization in which we live.
His vision is to make the next generation of filmmaking a global wave. Starting with stories in his hometown of Shanghai, but in the end he wants to get out and explore different cinematic narratives and opportunities around the world.
“Everybody defines beauty in a film very differently, but for me, maybe essentially it would be something that touches me deeply, not necessarily visually, but when everything works and moves me in a deep way.” - Jiajun ‘Oscar’ Zhang
All, Or Nothing At All is Zhang's debut film about Gen Z teenagers who love to consume and are obsessed with looking younger. Stray youths roam a giant, shiny and alluring multi-story shopping mall in Shanghai that offers a mindless day of entertainment and temptation in a surreal indoor space. The film breaks the rules of narrative structure and also uses phones and surveillance cameras.
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