Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue
So Long, My Son
Abode of Illusion: The Life and Art of Chang Dai-chien (Zhang Daqian) (1899–1983)
Wang’s unforgettable family portrait tackles the tragic implications of China’s one-child policy in epic form. “So measured is the pacing, so sinuous the timeline, so understated the subtle ache of the performances . . . [the film performs] the emotional equivalent of open-heart surgery” (Guardian).
Three of China’s greatest living authors share their stories and memories in Jia’s tribute to storytelling and the connection between intellectual thought and working-class labor. “A spiritual depiction of China. Illuminating” (South China Morning Post).
Roughly sixty carefully composed shots of citizens and their environments, recorded over ten years across China, comprise this formal masterpiece, a photo album of an entire nation’s decade. From the director of Beijing Bicycle.
The creators of the classic documentary The Gate of Heavenly Peace turn their attention to the work and legacy of one of the greatest, most fascinating twentieth-century painters, Chang Dai-chien (Zhang Daqian).