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Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains - Wellington Film Society: CANCELLED

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains - Wellington Film Society: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Mon 27 Sep, 6:15pm – 8:50pm


Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington



Ticket Information:

  • Film Society Members free: $0.00
  • 12-month Membership: $120.00
  • 3-film sampler: $40.00

Gu Xiaogang, China 2019 154 minutes PG violence, coarse language

Taking its title from a renowned 14th Chinese scroll painting by Huang Gongwang, this debut feature from Gu Xiaogang is a panoramic evocation of one year in the life of a provincial family. In tribute to its artistic inspiration, the film often presents its action from a quiet distance, the camera lyrically moving across the frame as its central characters – the members of the sprawling Yu family, overseen by an aging matriarch (Du Hongjun), whose birthday celebration opens the film – deal with business and romantic entanglements, financial debts and work struggles. All the while the seasons inexorably change. Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains was shot over the course of two years, and is the first in a declared trilogy of films about life along the Yangtze River – a first-time filmmaker’s labor of love that’s as accomplished as it is ambitious.
- New Directors/New Films 2020.

With thanks to the Confucius Institute.

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