Competition - Creative documentary

Coronation

By Ai Weiwei

January 2020. Faced with the pandemic, China devises a new concept: containment. Wuhan is completely closed to the outside world. What really happens inside? From Europe, Ai Weiwei asked 12 people from Wuhan to film from the heart of hell, in hospitals, delivery car parks, confined flats or the morgue. From 500 hours of image, the artist has created a masterpiece that finally gives both a face and a voice to a people swept away in the name of national interest.

  • Section Competition - Creative documentary
  • Original language(s) Mandarin Chinese
  • Subtitle(s) English & French

CovidFreedom & DemocracyAsia


Director(s)
Ai Weiwei

Production

  • Ai Weiwei production

Music

  • Ling Ling
  • Punk God
Duration
115'
Year
2020
Production country
Germany
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

A conversation with Ai Weiwei, Saturday 13.03