Fengming: A Chinese Memoir (He Fengming)

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Winter in China. Wrapped in her coat, an old woman walks slowly through a housing complex to her apartment. Inside, He Fengming settles into her armchair and her memories take us back to 1949, through 30 years of her life and of New China.


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  • The running time and the film's static nature will put off some viewers, but the compelling story at its heart has drama to spare.

    Dec 1, 2008 | Full Review…
  • With virtually a single-camera set-up and absolute attention paid to a woman who survived the horrors of Mao's China, Wang Bing continues his run as one of the world's supreme doc filmmakers.

    May 25, 2007

    Robert Koehler

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  • ... Wang Bing's second film, Fengming: A Chinese Memoir, proceeds to unfold as a cinematic oral history that tells of the full horrors of the worst of Maoist China.

    Oct 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Speaking to the camera, you watch this frail woman command authority and, at times, fear. Before your eyes, she's wrestling with demons.

    Dec 5, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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