Mantaray Film


When Lap-See Lam’s parents unexpectedly sold the Chinese restaurant that had been like the family’s second home, the then art student decided to 3D scan the restaurant. This resulted in a never-ending stream of artworks in which she mixes advanced VR technology with Chinese folktales and her own family story. In this documentary we follow Lap-See from these first steps, to her big international breakthrough. The film is also a tribute to the power of art and its ability to give us new perspectives on something that is so everyday that we hardly see it - like a completely ordinary Chinese restaurant.


Director and scriptwriter: Sofia Curman
Producer: Mirjam Gelhorn
Cinematography: Milja Rossi, Karolina Pajak, Samuel Voigt Lind, Joona Pettersson, Amanda Muisyo
Editor: Dominika Daubenbüchel
Editing assistant: Cassandra Anthony
Sound design and mix: Ted Krotkiewski
Grade: Michael Cavanagh
Sound technicians: Jonas Goldmann, Arttu Hokkanen, Veralucia Quispe, Anders Ekdahl, Andreas Fradera
Post coordinator: Kerstin Übelacker

A co-production with SVT K Special
Commissioning editor: Anneli Kustfält
Editors: Oskar Anesten, Theresa Traore Dahlberg

With development support from
MEDIA The Creative Europe program of the European Union
The Swedish Film Institute
Bonniers Konsthall

Selected at EURODOC 22