Chen Chen

Film Block: I         Cinema:  LAB 2          Date: 02.03.18          Time: 1.15-2.45 PM

Chen Chen

Director: Franziska Schlienger

Country: China / Switzerland

Runtime: 15 mins

Genre: Documentary / LGBT 


Chen Chen’s life is dedicated to beauty and money. With his glamorous lifestyle, he stands for a new generation: successful young people who managed to settle in the city, working hard in their creative studios during the day and celebrating their extravagant lives in bars at night. But although he drives a Porsche, Chen Chen lives in a small flat with his brother and his dog. Twice a week he skypes with his mother who urges him to get married.

Rated: 15

Q&A with director Franziska Schlienger after this block




Franziska Schlienger is a film editor and documentary filmmaker based in Zurich. After her Swiss high school diploma, she worked as a copywriter, and from 1999 as a video editor. She undertook several internships with, among others, Friedrich Kappeler. In 2003 she completed a diploma in digital video production at the SAE Institute in Zurich and in 2010 a Master of Arts in film at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), specialising in documentary film.