MRS. FANG

Wang Bing

China, Germany, France 86 min Catalan premiere Documentary

Synopsis

Surrounded by the careless family and neighbors, Fang Xiuying is deprived of all intellectual abilities and she slowly dies in a modest room, in one of the villages of South China.

Director

Wang Bing

Born in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China, in 1967, Wang Bing studied photography at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art and cinematography at Beijing Film Academy. He began his career as an independent filmmaker in 1999. Discovered in 2003, West of the Tracks, a documentary work of more than 9 hours long, encountered a great success internationally. Besides feature documentary, he is also active in video installation, directed several fictions and started a noteworthy work in photography.

Filmography: Mrs Fang (2017), Bitter Money (2016), Ta’ang (2016), Til madness do us part (2013), Alone (2012), Three sisters (2012), The Ditch (2010), Man With No Name (2009), Coal Money (2008), Crude Oil (2008), Brutality Factory (2007), Fengming, a Chinese Memoir (2007), Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2003)

Wang Bing

Film information

Int. title: Fang Xiu Ying
Director: Wang Bing
Script: Wang Bing
Contact: Asian Shadows
Country: China, Germany, France
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 86 min
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Catalan
Edition: 2018

Awards

Golden Leopard in Locarno