Interview | Wang Bing – Film Comment

Interview: Wang Bing – Film Comment

Thanks a ton, all of you, for coming to our exhibition, discussion and screenings on the weekend at Schaubühne Lindenfels. We feel really honoured to have such a wonderful audience… seriously! So, tonight we’ll hopefully see each other again at UT Connewitz for Wang bing’s recent film TA’ANG.


HK/F 2016, Doc, D: Wang Bing, OV/English subtitles, 142’

Here’s a small interview with Wang Bing to get yourselves an idea of his way of working.

“[T]he documentary form is the most viable way for me to make movies in China. By following people’s everyday life, I don’t have to look for actors and direct them, I don’t have to ask a lot of people to work together for me, and I don’t have to ask permission to anybody. The ways in which the Chinese film industry limits filmmakers become invalid for me, if I shoot inexpensive movies about the real life of the people with a small crew. That’s why I keep on making documentaries: I like genuine stories, and I like to feel free.” (Wang Bing)

10 April, 8pm – UT Connewitz

TA’ANG (HK/F 2016, Wang Bing)

As you might have figured already, we have a strong focus on the documentary format and its cinematic potentials at this year’s GEGENkino. Hence, on April 10 at UT Connewitz we take the opportunity to show the film “Ta’ang”—a new documentary by the often-heard-of, but probably only seldomly received Chinese director Wang Bing. With “only” 2 hours […]

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