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Mrs. Fang Wang Bing

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Fang Xiuying

Fang Xiuying is dying. Paralyzed, her mind ravaged by Alzheimer’s, the elderly woman is now only a suffering body on which the famous Chinese filmmaker has focused his camera, in search of the slightest sign of humanity. This patient, tender and deeply intimate observation contrasts sharply with the attitude of Mrs. Fang’s family and neighbours. At her bedside, they openly discuss her coming burial and her past mistakes, and some wander o to go fishing... Wang Bing delivers a portrait of life in a fishing village in southern China, where, for a few weeks, a woman lay dying while the men went about their business. A powerful work with deep metaphysical and political undertones.

Presented in collaboration with TFO and the McGill Department of East Asian Studies

Mrs. Fang

  • Country : France, China, Germany
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : Mandarin
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 86 MIN
  • Cinematography : Wang Bing, Shan Xiaohui, Ding Bihan
  • Editing : Wang Bing, Dominique Auvray
  • Production : Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Yang Wang, Kong Lihong
  • Sound Design : Wang Bing, Shan Xiaohui, Emmanuel Soland, Ding Bihan
Filmography of Wang Bing :

West of the Tracks (1999-2003)
Fengming, A Chinese Memoir (2007)
Three Sisters (2012)
'Til Madness Do Us Part (2013)
Ta'ang (2016)

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