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  • Interesting to watch a film whose undeniable political commitment... isn't aesthetically compromised for expediency's sake. Normally you get one or the other, and it turns out that strong (unquestionably righteous but still one-dimensional) politics can only be prettied up so much; this is well worth watching, but even with all the visual skill on display, the movie has precisely one goal and very little time for diverting fringe irrelevancies.

  • An’s gestures—drinking from a teapot, tearing leaves from a calendar—have a spontaneous nobility and a futile comedy that are reminiscent of silent-movie acting. Ying’s work of memory, reconstruction, and empathy blends a coolly analytical style with a fierce yet quiet passion; his canny way with refracted representations turns lightly idealized modernism into a powerful version of political documentary.

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