Dong (2006)

Dong

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Filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke records an artist at work as well as the changing landscape of China in this documentary. Painter Liu Xiao-dong, who is well known for his large canvases and his leading role in China's "Cynical Realist" movement, travels to the city of Fengjie to work on a project, using people who will lose their homes to the massive Three Gorges Dam as models. Nearly a million will be displaced once the dam is completed, and in Fengjie Xiao-dong paints former factory workers lounging … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
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Dong, at just 66 minutes, is filmmaking that feels expansive and compact at once. And it makes just a half-day of moviegoing feel incomparably rich.

Full Review… | September 20, 2006
Salon.com
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Too slight to make an impact.

Full Review… | September 12, 2006
Variety
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Shows the similar mindsets of artists who would travel to less familiar spaces in search of their next muse.

Full Review… | June 16, 2010
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Full Review… | June 3, 2011
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