Venice Preview: Wang Xiaoshuai’s ‘Red Amnesia’

The ‘amnesia’ in the title of Wang Xiaoshuai’s latest feature references a collective/National memory loss as China’s transformation races ahead at breakneck speed.  A retired widow who receives disturbing anonymous phone calls, serves as an analogy for an invisible and divisive displacement and alienation in wider Chinese society.  Although Wang has screened more than once in Cannes’ and Berlin’s main competitions, it is the first time that he has competed for Venice’s Golden Lion.

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August 24th, 2014 - admin

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