ONCE UPON A TIME PROLETARIAN

In twelve chapters, the film portrays the social and political landscape of post-Marxist China. People with different backgrounds are presented in their everyday lives: an old peasant who has lost his land, a millionaire talking to his stock broker on the phone, young kids hoping to become famous stars, etc. In a poetic way, the director shows how a country looking for a new identity often gets caught up by its past.

China 2009
Regie: Guo Xiaolu
76 min, digiBeta, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT

2010, Archive, Documentary, Documentary Film Competition

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