a film by Wang Xiaoshuai
From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle; So Long, My Son) 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.
"More than just chronicling a country in transformation, Chinese Portrait signals seismic shifts in cinema as well. ."
- The Hollywood Reporter
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Where to watch
Coming Soon to Theaters
Festivals & Awards
Official Selection – Doc Fortnight, MoMA, 2019
Official Selection – True/False Film Festival 2019
Official Selection – Busan International Film Festival, 2018
Official Selection – International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, 2018
Official Selection – Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, 2018