A video-work about 12 Asian architects made for SOHO China Ltd.
Born in Beijing, she spent her childhood during the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution. She studied cinema at Beijing Film Academy and later at Italy’s Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, where she met influential masters such as Fellini, Antonioni and Bernardo Bertolucci who appointed her as assistant director for his epic The Last Emperor. Soon after she began directing her own films for the Beijing Film Studio in China, and her works have won ample recognition from international film critics and festivals. In 2003 she has been fellow at Harvard University Asia Center. In 2005 she was awarded as “Cavaliere” by the President of the Republic of Italy. She’s been jury member of numerous international film festivals such as Berlin, Locarno, Torino, Yamagata, etc. She was nominated among 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005, by Peace Women Across the Globe association. She is currently living and working in Beijing where since 2008, besides her regular filmmaking… read more
I recently heavily attended an architecture on film festival and I'm appalled at this. The film offers nothing to the dimension and movement of the building. Still images would have been just as effective...if not more. The architecture didn't do much for me, but I'm no expert. However I managed to feel sympathy or the buildings at the end when they were glorified with a tacky party. euch. Not impressed!!