Chinese Portrait



Pickford Film Center Sat, Jan 25 12:00 PM
Pickford Film Center Sun, Jan 26 2:45 PM
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Country of Origin:China
Language:Mandarin w/ English subtitles


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.