'Til Madness Do Us Part
aka Feng ai
First screened in September 2013
Director: Wang Bing. Documentary record of life inside a mental hospital in the Yunnan Province of southern China.
Harrowing 4-hour stay in Chinese asylum; peeks outside harrow, too. Sensitive but too long. Context thin.
One shouldn't extrapolate broadly from this document to larger truths about contemporary China, though surely some inhere. For many reasons, a rare and valuable record.
|Photo © 2013 Moviola|
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B