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<i>Wo hai you hua yao shuo (When Night Falls)</i>. 2012. China. Directed by Ying Liang
  • When Night Falls

    2012. China. Ying Liang. 70 min.

New York premiere
Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
  • When Night Falls

    2012. China. Directed by Ying Liang. Through his four narrative features and numerous shorts, Ying Liang utilizes low-budget digital video and observational documentary techniques to produce withering portraits of ordinary Chinese caught in webs of injustice. Inspired by the 2008 case of a young man’s murder of six Shanghai police officers, Ying’s newest feature focuses on the killer’s mother, whose own life is thrown into disarray by both the brutality of the criminal justice system and the netizens who oppose it. Uncommonly attentive to its mostly mute heroine, the film is a quiet plea for humanism amid forces that breed its opposite. Courtesy of the Jeonju International Film Festival. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 70 min.

In the Film exhibition

Image: Wo hai you hua yao shuo (When Night Falls). 2012. China. Directed by Ying Liang