Father and Sons. 2014. China/France. Directed by Wang Bing. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 87 min.
The latest durational feat from the director of West of the Tracks, composed almost entirely of a handful of fixed long shots in the dirt-floored hut of a Chinese migrant worker and his sons, is an exploration of place, youth, attention, and distraction. As day turns to dusk, natural light recedes and shadows lengthen in the room; shifts barely registering with its inhabitants. A television’s din and the glow of a cell phone enrapture the eyes and fingers of two boys.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015,4:00 p.m.U.S. premiereThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Tuesday, February 17, 2015,8:00 p.m.U.S. premiereThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1