Jidu hanleng (Frozen)
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This film represents a powerful statement by prominent Sixth Generation filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai who bills himself as Wu Ming (it means "no name"). It is simultaneously a philosophical exploration of what it means to be an artist and a condemnation of a government that strictly enforces its 1996 ban on independent filmmaking. Performance artist Qi Lei's obsession with death, coupled with his frustration over a materialistic modern Chinese society and a government that stifles independent artistic expression, leads him to devise his latest cycle of pieces. The first two show him… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An early and provocative work from the director of the exquisite Beijing Bicycle."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Henderson is perfect."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"It was a thought-provoking film, but in a very manipulative way."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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