Playing at Pickford Film Center
79 minutes, China, In Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .
Screening January 25 (Chinese New Year) and 26 only.
From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity. Shot over the course of ten years on both film and video, the film consists of a series of carefully composed tableaus of people and environments, each one more extraordinary than the last.Pedestrians shuffle across a bustling Beijing street, steelworkers linger outside a deserted factory, tourists laugh and scamper across a crowded beach, worshippers kneel to pray in a remote village. With a painterly eye for composition, Wang captures China as he sees it, calling to a temporary halt a land in a constant state of change.