Archive of films Chung Kuo Cina / Chung Kuo Cina

Italy
1972, 217 min

Section: Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni
Year: 2012

In 1972 Antonioni shot a four-part documentary about China with the approval of the Communist authorities. In the film he concentrates on people’s faces and keeps the commentary to a minimum. The first part was shot in and around Beijing. The next stop is the port in Shanghai and finally we witness the skills of Chinese acrobats. This film will be screened in the Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni III.


Synopsis

In 1972 Antonioni shot a four-part documentary about China with the approval of the Communist authorities. In the film he concentrates on people’s faces and keeps the commentary to a minimum. The first part was shot in and around Beijing. The next stop is the port in Shanghai and finally witness the skills of Chinese acrobats.

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Istituto Luce Cinecitta Srl
, 001 73, Rome
Italy

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni
   
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Screenplay: Andrea Barbato
Dir. of Photography: Luciano Tovoli
Music: Luciano Berio
Editor: Franco Arcalli
Production: Rai
Cast: Michelangelo Antonioni
Contact: Istituto Luce Cinecitta Srl
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