Special Screening: “Mrs. Fang 方绣英”
Documentary by Wang Bing, China/France 2017, 86 min, English subtitles
Mrs. Fang who has late stage Alzheimer’s disease is sent home after her treatment fails. The documentary potrays the women ten days before she is dies. Wang Bing is one of the great names of the documentary genre. His film Mrs. Fang is a desolate yet artistic vision of dying itself.
The first release of the movie was presented 2017 at documenta 14 in Kassel. The GfZK is showing the movie within the context of the “Chai” China-Filmfestival (13.-16. of February)
Please Note: The Special Screening is subbed in English (not in French as written in the programme).
Mrs. Fang, 2018
16:9 film, color, stereo sound
Edition of 6 + 2 AP
Production: Idéale Audience, France – Wil Productions, Chine – Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
© Wang Bing
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris