Jacob Burns Film Center presents
New Chinese Animation
Monday October 8, 2012
“You probably haven’t heard about Chinese independent animation. But there are a few artists creating very strong work in this genre. Liu Jian’s Piercing I is a feature-length film, handmade and gritty. Zhang Gong,a talented artist, has also made several strong short animated films.” —Zhu Rikun
A rare and wonderful chance to see Liu Jian’s Piercing I (2010), the story of a Chinese man who’s down on his luck, in which modern Beijing is revealed as a place inhabited by a cynical, despondent youth and a frustrated working class. Also: two short animated pieces from Zhang Gong: Black Pig, White Pig (2005) and Ms. Red (2009). Not recommended for children.
Various Directors. 96 m. NR. China, Various languages with subtitles.