The Chinese Mayor

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  • At once a fascinating and shocking cautionary tale about the way gargantuan construction projects are allowed to mushroom or come to a halt according to the cryptic whims of those in power.

    Oct 13, 2015 | Full Review…
  • "The Chinese Mayor" offers a fascinating verite portrait of the collision between progress, politics, corruption and citizens' rights in a rapidly changing People's Republic.

    Jan 30, 2015 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • It's a character study that hints at a more sprawling portrait of contemporary China, but keeps making you want to go back to that one character.

    Oct 13, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Zhou Hao's film plays out like an episode of Parks and Recreation directed by the Maysles brothers.

    Mar 10, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A panorama both physical and political, committed to as wide an angle as possible

    Feb 18, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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