Wang Bing’s work has been often described as significant and important in showing a side of China which many people never see, ignore or filter out in their lives. Starting with his nine-hour-opus “West of the Tracks” Bing’s documentaries received international attention and lots of praise.

From the haunting images of a refugee camp, the process of decline in China’s industry as well as the portrayals of remote places within the Chinese landscapes, Bing’s films provide a rich collage of what defines China today. However, it is a version contrary to the public image the country would like to create of itself.

Still form “Three Sisters”

Under the title “Wang Bing: The Landscape of Chinese Everdayness” DAFilms proudly presents six of Wang Bing’s works online. Apart form the aforementioned “West of the Tracks”, their selection includes “Three Sisters”, “‘Til Madness Do Us Part”, “Ta’ang”, “Fengming, A Chinese Memoir” and “Alone”.

In case you are interested, you can follow this link to their website and check out the films and subscribe to DAFilms.

Here are additional links to their profiles on Facebook and Twitter.

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Ever since I watched Takeshi Kitano's "Hana-Bi" for the first time (and many times after that) I have been a cinephile. While much can be said about the technical aspects of film, coming from a small town in Germany, I cherish the notion of art showing its audience something which one does normally avoid, neglect or is unable to see for many different reasons. Often the stories told in films have helped me understand, discover and connect to something new which is a concept I would like to convey in the way I talk and write about films. Thus, I try to include some info on the background of each film as well as a short analysis (without spoilers, of course), an approach which should reflect the context of a work of art no matter what genre, director or cast. In the end, I hope to pass on my joy of watching film and talking about it.