THE THIN RED LINE

细细的红线

By An GUO

XXK STUDIO - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

The Thin Red Line is the first documentary feature that I have created independently from its conception to production. my dream for all these years has always been creating a documentary feature with independence in all aspects, to communicate my understanding of the world.--An GUO Director

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 40 mn
    • Director(s)
    • An GUO
    • Writer(s)
    • An GUO
    • Producer(s)
    • Yannan HAN (XXK STUDIO)
    • Synopsis
    • THE THIN RED LINE
      The documentary is about a 55 years old Chinese-German artist WANG Chengyun.
      The title "The Thin Red Line" reflects political situations in China. The individual is so fragile against the powerful political system; and there is no exception, not even for WANG. Although received many awards all over the world, WANG still has to struggle with this reality during his pursuit of freedom in the spiritual world. Will he choose to fight or remain silent.
      WANG has been through all sorts of social changes in modern China. Born in the Chinese Great Leap Forward Era, involved in the Cultural Revolution in his childhood and drawn into the Student Movement in 1989, WANG has interwoven those experiences with traditional Chinese family values and modern perceptions of economic consumption in his works.
      Moving out from China and living in Germany for nearly 20 years gave him a new world that is quiet and peaceful, totally different from China that is noisy and fast-changing. This contrast also plays an important role in shaping his art.
      With the two cultures clashing and compromising with each other, WANG has developed his own art that makes an independent voice.
      This documentary was started in August 2014 with almost 2/3 (40 minutes) being completed up to now. The remaining part is about to film in Germany this year with financial support.
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