FILMS

 

LISTENING TO THIRD GRANDMOTHER’S STORIES
听三奶奶讲过去的事情
Ting sannainai jiang guoqu de shiqing

Directed by Wen Hui
2012, 75 min, digital, b&w/color.
In Chinese with English subtitles.

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A language written by women confronts official ideology in dancer/choreographer/filmmaker Wen Hui’s film. She starts from stories her 83-year-old great-aunt tells her of being tortured as a “class enemy” during Mao’s China: the result is poetry, an experimental documentary that combines testimony and dance-like gesture, in black-and-white and color.

Production company:
CCD Workstation

Cinematography:
Wen Hui

Editor:
Wen Hui

I have a physiological and psychological need to shoot independent films. 

The current atmosphere for creating art films and independent films in China is quite good, and there are a great number of possible topics. I don’t tell stories anymore, and hope that my works, like our lives, embody a great deal of trouble and anger. 

I don’t believe that the goal of my work is to attend large international film festivals. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve already given up the possibility of distribution and profit, at least for the moment.

-Xu Ruotao (Yumen)

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