Chinese PortraitPress Screening: Tuesday, December 3, 12:00 P.M.

Queens, N.Y. – From December 13–22, Museum of the Moving Image will present the exclusive New York theatrical engagement of Chinese Portrait, a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity from Wang Xiaoshuai, the acclaimed director of Beijing Bicycle and So Long, My Son. Shot over the course of ten years on both film and video, the film showcases carefully composed tableaus of people and environments, each one more extraordinary than the last. Pedestrians shuffle across a bustling Beijing street, steelworkers linger outside a deserted factory, tourists laugh and scamper across a crowded beach, worshippers kneel to pray in a remote village. With a painterly eye for composition, Wang captures China as he sees it, stealing moments of reflection from a society in a constant state of change.

“More than just chronicling a country in transformation, Chinese Portrait signals seismic shifts in cinema as well.”—Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

A Cinema Guild release. 2018, 110 mins. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
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Chinese Portrait runs December 13–22, 2019 at MoMI.

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