Mrs. Fang


The Main 4 Mon, Apr 16, 2018 5:10 PM
The Main 4 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 2:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Frame Forward
Focus Country: China
Documentary Award
Tags:Asian Interest
Family Drama
Release Year:2017
Runtime:86 min
Festivals & Awards:Golden Leopard Best Film - Locarno International Film Festival
Language:Chinese (Mandarin)
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Asian Shadows
Director:Wang Bing
Producer:Pierre-Olivier Bardet
Yang Wang
Kong Lihong
Cinematographer:Wang Bing
Ding Bihan
Shan Xiaohui
Editor:Wang Bing
Dominique Auvray
Filmography:West of the Tracks ('02)
He Fengming ('07)
Three Sisters ('12)
'Til Madness Do Us Part ('13)
Ta'ang ('16)


A portrait of death told through the eyes of Mrs. Fang and her surrounding family, director Wang Bing’s film chronicles the inevitable through an unfiltered gaze, daring not to look away as an elderly woman inches closer to death. Concerning the film’s subject, director Wang’s vision is unclouded by the oft-used cinematic gloss or mystique. Our gaze is tied closely and unflinchingly to Mrs. Fang. We watch as her lips recede, her eyes glaze and her family lingers near her bedside.

The film, while uncomfortable—and even unnerving, implores audiences to witness a reality of life that is too often overlooked, hidden or obscured. Through his observational style, Wang illustrates the universal truth of our mortality.

Director Biography

Wang Bing Wang Bing, born in Xi'an, China, is the most well-known documentary filmmaker working in China today. His feature-documentary debut, West of the Tracks ('03) screened at TIFF and he has since produced numerous films, including The Ditch ('10), Three Sisters ('12), ‘Till Madness Do Us Part (13) and Ta’ang ('16).



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