76 DAYS

Streams 12/4

Dir. Hao Wu, Weixi Chen, Anonymous | 2020 | 93 min
USA, China | in Chinese with English subtitles

 

On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis in four hospitals,76 DAYS tells indelible human stories at the center of this pandemic—from a woman begging in vain to bid a final farewell to her father, a grand father with dementia searching for his way home, a couple anxious to meet their newborn, to a nurse determined to return personal items to families of the deceased. These raw and intimate stories bear witness to the death and rebirth of a city under a 76-day lockdown, and to the human resilience that persists in times of profound tragedy