WANG Bing France, Luxembourg, Netherlands 2023 212 min NC16 (Some Coarse Language)
An expansive portrayal of youths with differing ambitions and life stories who both blossom and crumble in the sewing room.
This documentary follows young textile workers in an industrial zone. They spend their days sewing fabric in windowless rooms, where one cannot tell night from day. But in these same rooms individual stories unfold. They befriend each other, fall in love, fight and break up, while relationships also become strained as they negotiate wages and bargain with employers.
Youth reclaims the idea of youth in 21st-century Chinese society. While they are part of a faceless workforce producing consumer goods, they are also rebellious individuals with their own ambitions and life stories, coming together or unravelling in the sewing room. The constant hum of sewing machines becomes the soundtrack of their generation.
3 Dec, Sun 2:00PM / 212 min
AT THE FEST!
Screening are free seating & first-come, first-serve basis.
All ticket purchasers are kindly asked to be on time and note the 10-min grace period.
Plus, a new Rush Queue for last-min folks!
France, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Chinese regional dialects
NC16 (Some Coarse Language)
One of the most important documentary filmmakers today, WANG Bing is known for West of the Tracks (2003), Fengming, a Chinese Memoir (2007) and Dead Souls (2018). These documentaries offer a profound perspective on the contemporary condition of China amidst significant transformations.
Nicolas R. DE LA MOTHE