A new look on Bejing

In International Cultural News, movies on June 9, 2011 at 4:19 am

Vancouver Premiere was tonight at the VanCity Cinema, June 8th – to watch

Filmed over several years in the run up to the Beijing Olympics, this impressionistic documentary gives us an intimate glimpse of 21 Century China on the move through the eyes of three taxi drivers as they navigate a quickly morphing city, confronting modern issues and changing values. The three protagonists radiate a warm sense of humanity despite the struggles that each faces in adapting to new realities of life in the modern city. With stunning imagery of Beijing and a contemporary score rich in atmosphere, Miao Wang’s film communicates a visceral sense of the common citizens’ persistent attempts to grasp the elusive.

“A lyrical, funny and at times bitter journey… delivers rich details and intimate portrayals. Beijing Taxi can take everyone… on a ground journey around Beijing to some understand some average Chinese people. An important mission, and one that Beijing Taxi does extremely well.” – Stuart Nusbaumer, Huffington Post


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