Saturday, November 03
Dir. Wang Bing. 2017, 86 mins. With Fang Xiuying. After suffering from Alzheimer's for several years with advanced symptoms and ineffective treatment, sixty-seven 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.” — Michael Koresky
NOTE: This event is free for Museum members (members must contact Museum directly).