• Chinese Portrait

Chinese Portrait

a film by Wang Xiaoshuai
2019, 110 minutes

Poster



Synopsis

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.



Reviews


"More than just chronicling a country in transformation, Chinese Portrait signals seismic shifts in cinema as well. ."
- The Hollywood Reporter




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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

Trailer




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