5 Elements of Infinity

Today I would like to inform you once again about our cinema project for the film of the Five Colours of China.

This very special film, for which I was able to work as a consultant, is now being shown at international film festivals. The world premiere was on 24 June at the Doc Edge Festival in Auckland, Neuseeland

The European premiere will be on 30.6, 1.7 and 2.7 at the Munich Film Festival.

If you have schools or the like and would like to have posters, please contact us. We can send them to you free of charge.

Here is the official text accompanying the film:

5 elements of  infinity / Balance of the five elements

A film by Jan Hinrik Drevs
A gebrueder beetz filmproduktion in co-production with Making Movies and CICC
supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and NZ Film Commission 
Technical advice: Jan Silberstorff WCTAG, Pao Siermann

What is behind the 5-element doctrine that has become so enormously popular around the world today?

In China, this holistic philosophy has been an integral part of people's lives for thousands of years. It was derived from the observation of nature and describes everything that exists in the universe, including us humans. The 5 elements wood, fire, earth, metal and water are considered the basic building blocks of everything, they are interdependent and merge into each other. Nothing remains as it is, life and nature are in constant change.

The documentary follows the trail of this millennia-old system, which is closely linked to Daoism. We meet fashion designers, doctors, farmers and Tai Chi masters whose lives are still deeply connected to the ancient philosophy. The element wood, for example, corresponds with the rising sun, the east and spring. This is the time when tea master Yan Jielong harvests the world-famous Biluochun green tea in the Dongting region. The interplay of all elements makes his product perfect: grown in earth and nourished by water, the tea is harvested - wood burns in the fire that heats the metal pan in which the tea is roasted. The circle is complete.

Never before has a film captured this ancient worldview so extensively. 200 days of shooting on the ground and in the air make the documentary a visually powerful cinematic journey through all seasons and climatic zones of China - from the vastness and heat of the desert to the long icy nights of the far north.