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Chinese New Year

Turtle Rock

A fascinating documentary about a small village in a mountainous region of China.

Image from Turtle Rock

China 2017
Dir Xiao Xiao
101min
Digital
English subtitles

For nearly a century the village of Turtle Rock (named after a giant turtle-shaped rock formation) has been home to seven families. Originally fleeing war, they moved to this mountainous region and have eked out a simple life ever since. Filmed delicately from afar in black and white and incorporating a naturalistic soundtrack, this beautiful observational documentary captures the rhythm and remote-ness of the residents’ lives as they weather the four seasons.

Chinese Visual Festival


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