MIÉRCOLES 22 | CINETECA NACIONAL | 21:15 HRS. | 86 MIN.
SÁBADO 25 | CINEMEX REFORMA-CASA DE ARTE | 22:30 HRS. | 86 MIN.
China | 2017 | DCP | Color | 86 min | Wang Bing
Director: Wang Bing
Script: Wang Bing
Producer: Pierre Olivier Bardet, Wang Yang, Kong Lihong
Cinematography: Wang Bing, Shan Xiaohui, Ding Bihan
Sound: Wang Bing, Shan Xiaohui, Emmanuel Soland, Ding Bihan
Edition: Wang Bing, Dominique Auvray
Cast: Fang Xiu Ying
Production Company: Idéale Audience, Wil Productions, All Ways Pictures
In a quiet village in southern China, Fang Xiu Ying is sixty-seven years old. Having suffered from Alzheimer’s for several years, with advanced symptoms and ineffective treatment, she was sent back home. Now, bedridden, she is surrounded by her relatives and neighbors, as they witness and accompany her through her last days.
Born in Xi’an in the Province of Shaanxi, China, in 1967, Wang Bing studied photography at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts and cinematography at the Beijing Film Academy. He began his career as an independent filmmaker in 1999. Discovered in 2003, Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2002), an enormous documentary work of more than nine hours in length, encountered a great success internationally. Besides feature documentaries Three Sisters (2012), Til Madness Do Us Part (2013), Ta’ang (2016) he directed the fiction feature The Ditch (2010), several art videos such as Man with No Name (2009) and embarked on a remarkable series of photographs. His work has been selected in many film festivals where he won a great number of awards.
Locarno Festival, Sweden
Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR