Hong Kong - France - Germany | 2017 | Color | Documentary | 86 min
DCP | Mandarin | 25 fps | 16:9 | STEREO
In a quiet village in southern China, Fang Xiuying is sixty-seven years old. Having suffered from Alzheimer's for several years, with advanced symptoms and ineffective treatment, she was sent back home. Now, bedridden, she is surrounded by her relatives and neighbors, as they witness and accompany her through her last days.
FESTIVALS, selective list
- Festival del Film Locarno 2017, Concorso internazionale
- Toronto IFF 2017, Wavelengths
- Busan IFF 2017, Wide Angle
- Vladivostok IFF 2017
- Hamburg IFF 2017
- Festival do Rio 2017
- Doclisboa 2017
- Hawaii IFF 2017
- Mar del Plata FF 2017
- Tokyo FILMeX 2017
- Festival del Film Locarno 2017,
- El Gouna IFF 2017, Documentary Competition,
Bronze Star Award
- Around The World In 14 Films 2017,
Intercultural Film Award
"A visceral, unvarnished look at encroaching death."
-- Boyd VAN HOEIJ, The Hollywood Reporter
‘“Wang Bing uses Mrs. Fang’s last gestures to write a visual poem of rare intensity: both desperate and sublime… With Mrs. Fang, Wang Bing teaches us a great lesson, not only in terms of cinema, but also humanity, establishing himself once again as a true master of narrative reality."
-- Giorgia DEL DON, Cineuropa