Fengming, a Chinese Memoir

Direction
Year
2007
Country
  • Hong Kong SAR China
  • China
Duration
183min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Fengming, or Mrs He, lived through the whole of turbulent recent Chinese history. She wrote a book that documents the harsh realities of her life, which is set against a crucial turning point in Chinese history, that of the of year of 1957, a year when moderate forces lost to communist forces in China.

The filmmaker gives the woman sufficient space she needs to tell her story, that is why the film is over three hours long. Wang Bing listens closely to the woman and also manages to make the viewer do the same. The simple form gradually even becomes a precondition to preserve the emotional power of her life story.

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Details

  • Original title
    He Fengming
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Yang Wang
  • DOP
    Wang Bing
  • Editing
    Adam Kerby
  • Sound
    Shen Jinguang
  • Duration
    183 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2007
  • Country
    • Hong Kong SAR China
    • China
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Wil Productions
      • Hong Kong SAR China
  • Festivals
    • Cannes Film Festival
    • Toronto IFF
    • Rotterdam IFF

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