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Filming Bitterness

Caroline Renard


The cinema of Wang Bing is a matter of historic necessity. On one hand, the temporal amplitude given to the shots and the frame allows him to describe the organization of life of the most deprived in a changing system. But, on the other hand, a dialectical dimension establishes a dialogue with the past. Several of his movies deal with the dramatic episode of the famine of 1959-1962 to the camp of "re-education through labour" of Jiabiangou (Fengming, a Chinese Memoir, The Ditch, and the project Past in the Present). In this cinema, strictly centred and constructed, the materials of images remind the fragility and the uncertainty of the reality. )the video installation. Man with no name, which does not handle this period, also increases this effect of survival.
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Caroline Renard. Filming Bitterness. Caroline Renard; Isabelle Anselme; François Amy de la Bretèque. Wang Bing, a filmmaker in China today, Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille (PUAM), 2015, 9782853999953. ⟨hal-01964611⟩
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