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There's a Strong Wind in Beijing

Beijing de feng hen da
Film still from THERE

Sun 30.06.

  • Director

    Ju Anqi

  • China / 1999
    50 min. / 16 mm / Original version with German subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

Spring 1999 in Beijing, shortly before the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. Equipped with a 16 mm camera, Ju Anqi addresses residents directly in squares, schools, beauty salons, and public baths. His question is: " Do you think Beijing’s wind is strong?" In keeping with the ambiguity of the word "feng", which is explained as meaning not only wind but also practice, custom, news or information, the answers are as bizarre as they are telling. (mg)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media