“One of the Most Mesmerizing Films I’ve Seen in Ages.” Review of Disorder in The Atlantic

Disorder (dir. Huang Weikai)

In The Atlantic, Hua Hsu reviews Huang Weikai’s Disorder, which screened as part of the Reel China Documentary Biennial, organized by New York University, October 15-17, 2010:

Disorder was one of the most mesmerizing films I’ve seen in ages. Rendered in a grainy black and white, the film consists of a random sequence of brief, minute-or-so glimpses into the various spaces of Guangzhou’s public life. It’s bracing, occasionally confusing, and heavily ideas-driven – Weikai assembled the footage from over one-thousand hours of footage he collected from other, amateur filmmakers, and while stitching this footage together, he followed but one rule: No successive scenes could come from the same source tape. It’s a film that aspires toward democracy, that hopes to represent the multitude.

Read the full review.

Disorder is distributed by dGenerate Films.

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