EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
Wang Bing

Les âmes mortes

France, Switzerland/ 2018 / 496'

“An utterly harsh film, mineral like the sand in the desert, intensely focused on the words of survivors, deprived of any aesthetic embellishment, and yet a film of fire and devotion, an act of courage and challenge, showing with unprecedented scope the tragedy of the Chinese people under the yoke of communism.”  (Jacques Mandelbaum, “Le Monde”, 9 May 2018)

Technical sheet

  • Original Version : chinese.
  • Screen : Wang Bing.
  • Editor : Catherine Rascon.
  • Sound : Raphaël Girardot, Adrien Kessler.
  • Production : Les Films d’Ici (SERGE, CAMILLE, LOUISE, WANG).
  • Filmography : Madame Fang, 2017. Argent Amer, 2017. Ta’Ang – Un Peuple En Exil, Entre Chine et Birmanie, 2016. À La Folie, 2013. Les Trois Sœurs de Yunnan, 2012.

Director

Wang Bing

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