CHINESE PORTRAIT [blu-ray]
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A film by Wang Xiaoshuai
2019 / USA / 80 min
Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 / NR
Pre-order: Ships on October 6, 2020
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.
- Interview with Director Wang Xiaoshuai
- Essay by Film Scholar Bérénice Reynaud
- Theatrical Trailer
"A stunning trip through modern China, a vast country with a diverse population and landscapes. "
-Alissa Wilkinson, VOX