EIFF in Conversation: Wang Bing

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Sadly this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. In its place there will be a FREE drop in screening of Wang Bing’s gallery Art Installation, Father and Sons.

If you require a ticket refund for In Conversation with Wang Bing, please contact our Box Office at 0131 623 8030 or stop by Filmhouse at 88 Lothian Road EH3 9AE.
 

Father and Sons
Wang Bing/China/2014/Chinese dialogue/Colour/Non-DCI Digital/87 min
Sat 28 June 10:00 Filmhouse 3 and 15:30 Filmhouse 2
Director: Wang Bing

This long-take film, first shown at an installation at the Centre Pompidou in April 2014, is a kind of cousin to Wang Bing’s Three Sisters. It features two boys who appear briefly near the end of the earlier film. Here, we enter the dwelling of the boys and their father. “He sleeps during the day, when his two sons are outside. All three of them live in a room of four square metres. Inside this small space we see a stove and a bed, even smaller than a couch. They all sleep there, completely without privacy.

At night, the father leaves the bed to his sons and goes to work. Father and Sons is the visual and aural study of the family’s space and the intimate, but also fragmented, way of life for which the space serves as a setting.

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