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Chung Kuo China (Chung Kuo China)


Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni. 1972, 210 mins. Presented with one ten-minute intermission. One of Antonioni’s most important and rarely seen works. The director was at the height of his fame when he went to China in 1972 to document the revolution. He completed his cinematic portrait of workers and farmers in China’s cities and villages a few months later, but he could never have guessed that it would be 32 years before the documentary would be shown freely to a Chinese audience.

Free with Museum admission.