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2005 / 110min / Digital

DIRECTOR: LIU JIAYIN

A key work in the 21st century boom of Chinese independent documentaries, Liu’s totally assured debut film offers a privileged glimpse into everyday life as lived by one working-class Chinese family crowded into a Beijing apartment. The disarming intimacy is explained by the fact that the family is Liu’s own, while the 23-year-old director plays herself in this deft nonfiction-narrative hybrid, which in twenty-three static shots confined completely to the apartment manages to encompass some vast truths about family life.

Screening in the series Icarus Films at 40.