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DISMANTLING CLEMATIS #16
拆铁丝16#
Chai tiesi #16

Directed by Zhi Jun
2014, 30 min, digital

Dismantling Clematis#16-1

 

After a fire, scarred bonsai trees are meticulously freed of their supporting wires by medical professionals.

Producer: Zhi Jun, Sun Xu
Screenplay: Zhi Jun
Cinematography: Dong Ming
Editor: Jin Zhenyu, Han Haoyan
Design: Ning Chi
Music: Jean-Jacques Milteau
Sound: Li Pengfei
Cast: Wang Diwen, Cui Zhao

Resolve in political matters, no matter if it’s on the left, the centre, or the right, commands people’s respect. But business interests cloaked in the guise of ideology are engaged in suppressing BIFF. This act is an insult to the concept of “ideology”. It makes one suspicious of most of China’s so-called questions of political idealism, which are in fact merely boring, pragmatic economic disputes. The force that suppresses unofficial images is undergoing a transformation: from political to commercial. Will this process even cheapen the spirit of independence itself?

-Zhong Su (Perfect Conjugal Bliss)

CINEMA ON THE EDGE