CANCELED - Film: "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains"
CANCELED - Film: "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains"
WhenSunday, March 15, 2020, 2 PM
SponsorAsian Art Museum
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationMeyer Auditorium

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Gu Xiaogang’s debut film, which received the prestigious closing slot during Critics Week at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, is as ambitious as it is beautiful. Struck by the immense changes that development brought both to the natural environment and to the people of his hometown of Fuyang (recently renamed Hangzhou City), Gu shot the film over the course of two years. He wanted to capture the changing seasons in the same area that Huang Gongwang, a master artist in the Yuan dynasty, depicted in his painting Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains. With gorgeously composed shots echoing the perspective and compositions of traditional Chinese art, the film tells the story of an extended family adapting to and struggling with the rapid changes affecting their lives. Clarence Tsui raves in the Hollywood Reporter, it is “as mesmerizing and immersive as the legendary 14th century landscape painting that inspired it. . . . It's a vast canvas that stands up to close scrutiny both as a series of snapshots of its characters' personalities and as the panorama of a society undergoing radical change.” (Dir.: Gu Xiaogang, China, 2019, 152 min., DCP, Mandarin and Fuyang dialect with English subtitles)

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