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Three Sisters (2013)




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One of the most important documentary filmmakers of his generation, and perhaps the preeminent chronicler of contemporary China, Wang Bing returns to the non-fiction realm - following his first fiction feature, THE DITCH (2010) - with THREE SISTERS, a patient, penetrating, and heartbreaking portrait of three young girls living and laboring with their family in a small mountain village in southwest China. As he so clearly demonstrated in his towering, 9-hour WEST OF THE TRACKS (2003), Wang is a master of long-form documentary filmmaking, and here he portrays the lives of his three protagonists, as well as the community and the landscapes around them, with an extraordinary sensitivity, openness, and clarity of vision. (c) Anthology

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"Three Sisters" documents extreme poverty in rural China with the compassionate eye and inexhaustible patience of a director whose curiosity about his country's unfortunates never seems to wane.

May 9, 2013 | Rating: 5/5

"Three Sisters" isn't quite as visually spectacular as "West of the Tracks," but it takes advantage of the hillside setting of the village, as well as its morning fog.

February 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The lonely, difficult, and exhausting lives of three sisters in a small village in China.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Resolute in detailing an appallingly quotidian family.

July 16, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Wang Bing is the cinematic bard of the Chinese working class and peasantry. The film is must viewing for those who want to understand the grim realities behind China's highly touted "economic miracle". In other words, their 99 percent.

May 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Wang Bing's no-frills style of documentation visually echoes the preadolescent trio's simple yet unforgiving world and its sense of labor as life.

May 9, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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