Michelangelo Antonioni1971-1980ChinaDocumentaryPolitics

Michelangelo Antonioni – Chung Kuo: Cina AKA China (1972)

Chung Kuo Cina (1972)
Chung Kuo Cina (1972)

A documentary on China, concentrating mainly on the faces of the people, filmed in the areas they were allowed to visit. The 220 minute version consists of three parts. The first part, taken around Beijing, includes a cotton factory, older sections of the city, and a clinic where a Cesarean operation is performed, using acupuncture. The middle part visits the Red Flag canal and a collective farm in Henan, as well as the old city of Suzhou. The final part shows the port and industries of Shanghai, and ends with a stage presentation by Chinese acrobats.

Note: Some parts of the film will not be perfectly cropped in the bottom to avoid overcropping parts of the image due to variability in the source.

Chung Kuo Cina (1972)
Chung Kuo Cina (1972)
Chung Kuo Cina (1972)


Language(s):Italian, Mandarin
Subtitles:English, Chinese, French

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