Double Bill: Little Proletarian & The Cold Winter
Presented by DocHouse as part of the Chinese Visual Festival
Get to grips with the very best of contemporary Chinese non-fiction with a double bill of new documentaries from mainland China.
Dir. Shen Jie
2012 – China – 68 mins
14-year-old Hai has been kicked out of school. With a cigarette hanging from his mouth, he wanders around town, stealing, fighting and terrorising the village with his motorcycle gang. A wild, harsh but also funny portrayal of Chinese teenage life.
The Cold Winter
Dir. Zheng Kuo
2011 – China – 103 mins
During one of Beijing’s coldest winters, a group of artists struggle to save their studios from demolition, through vigilance, demonstrations and performance art. But when the long fight is over and there is compensation to be distributed, can the group remain united?