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Dead Souls excavates a government's sins with personal accounts that preserve the past while illuminating the problems of the present. Read critic reviews

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Bing Wang
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Critic Reviews for Dead Souls

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  • In addition to being a work of memory that brings the past imaginatively to light, "Dead Souls" is a film of resistance that, in discussing the past, also confronts the present-day activities of the Chinese government.

    December 20, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Essential, if sobering work

    December 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Like a monolith, this thing just is. It also just happens to be great, sometimes despite and sometimes because of its mega-sized breadth and scope.

    December 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Even the modest settings - a floral cushion here, a scattered piece of clothing or unmade bed there - give us a sense of the texture of these lives.

    December 13, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Wang's film is a vital excavation of history in danger of being eroded away.

    November 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An essential document of survivor testimony that stands as China's answer to Shoah.

    November 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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