2013, 228 mins, China
Directed by Wang Bing 王兵
Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles
In an isolated asylum live 12 months a year fifty men who spend their days locked in one floor, with few contact with the outside world, even with the medical team. Each has been committed for different reason: they have mental problems, killed people, or have upset some local officials. But once inside, they share the same empty life, walking along the same iron wire fence courtyard, looking for comfort and human warmth.
This screening will be followed by a short informal discussion.
This film is part of Asia and the Pacific Screens Season Six: Borderlands, presented by the Australian Centre on China in the World.