Mrs. Fang by Wang Bing
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Wang Bing. 2017, 86 mins. Digital projection. In Mandarin with English subtitles. After suffering from Alzheimer’s for several years with advanced symptoms and ineffective treatment, 67-year-old Fang Xiuying was sent back home. Now, bedridden, she is surrounded by relatives and neighbors, as they witness and accompany her through her last days in a small village in Southern China. For a while, it seems as though Mrs. Fang is content to use the camera as a tool to unflinchingly record a human being close to her final breath. Yet Wang Bing is after something completely different, as the filmmaker goes into different territory, somehow more and less tangible than a portrait of dying.
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