Posts Tagged ‘china radio international’

Radio Profile of Zhao Liang’s Together, Playing at Hong Kong Film Festival

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Together (dir. Zhao Liang)

Chinese Radio International broadcast a segment profiling Zhao Liang’s new documentary Together. The film will screen at the 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival. You can listen to the program here.

Together is a behind-the-scenes documentary of Chinese director Gu Changwei’s upcoming feature film A Tale of Magic (formerly known as Life is a Miracle), which alludes to the discrimination faced by HIV/AIDS patients in China. Zhao documented the interactions of the cast and crew as they came face-to-face with the disease during the production.

Film critic and blogger Dan Edwards discusses the film in the radio program:

“When you talk about HIV in China, it’s very easy to remain at an abstract level and not relate to what this means for individual people on a daily level… but hearing some of these stories about the gross discrimination and isolation that a lot of HIV sufferers face in China would have been quite a revelation.”

Edwards has written extensively and interviewed Zhao about the film. You can read more from him on his blog Screening China.

Watch Zhao Liang answer questions at the international premiere of Together at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Zhao Liang’s acclaimed feature Crime and Punishment is available in the dGenerate catalog.

Er Dong spotlighted on China Radio International

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

By Ariella Tai

Poster for Er Dong (dir. Yang Jin)

Early this month, Beijing-based journalist Lance Crayon was interviewed about Yang Jin’s second feature and dGenerate release Er Dong. Listen to the discussion on the China Radio International website, to hear his enthusiastic assessment of the film as a “low budget epic” that uses non-actors and a sparse soundtrack to create a fascinating portrait of contemporary rural China.

Crayon says, “Watching this film was a lesson on what life is like in rural China. As a Westerner I have no idea what China is like outside of big cities…its quite educational.” He also touches on Yang Jin’s talent and ingenuity, at one point tentatively calling him “a Chinese Robert Bresson”.

Er Dong is available in dGenerate’s catalog, alongside Yang Jin’s first feature film, Black and White Milk Cow.