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Wang Bing – Mrs. Fang #Locarno70

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9 min. and 36 sec.

PODCAST | Zoe Meng Jiang interviews Wang Bing, director of the film Mrs. Fang.

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In this interview, Wang Bing traces how he started filming Mrs. Fang, his filming methods, and his understanding of the rural region in Zhejiang Province, east of China.

Mrs. Fang: Fang Xiuying was a peasant born in Huzhou, Fujian in 1948. She suffered from Alzheimer’s for the last eight years of her life. By 2015, her symptoms were already very advanced and her treatment in a convalescent home was ineffective, so it was discontinued in June 2016 and she returned home. The film follows her ordeal first in 2015, and then in 2016 during the last ten days of her life.

For the official website of the festival, click here.

  • Reporter
    Zoe Meng Jiang
  • Guest
    Wang Bing
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Mrs. Fang
  • Festival section
    Concorso Internazionale
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