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Art of the Real
3.7
42 Ratings

Another Year

You yi nian

Directed by Shengze Zhu
China, 2016
Documentary
  • Mandarin
  • English
Art of the Real

Synopsis

The film captures 13 dinners of a migrant worker’s family over the course of 14 months. The meals unfold in real-time through 13 long takes, highlighting how the mundane could appear mysterious and beautiful with the passage of time.

Our take

Next from the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real comes Shengze Zhu’s paradoxically epic immersion into the quotidian. An expansive yet intimate documentary of family gatherings, Zhu reveals a bounty of domestic details, class observations, inter-personal dynamics, pains and joys.

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Awards & Festivals

Jeonju International Film Festival

2017

Visions du Réel

2016 | Winner: International Competition

Montreal International Documentary Festival

2016 | Winner: Grand Prize for International Feature

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