H6

Dokus
| 114 min
Chinese
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This poignant documentary, shot over 4 years in Shanghai's largest hospital, weaves personal dramas, fates and hospital work into a portrait of contemporary Chinese society. After an involuntary hospital stay in France, director Yé Yé decided to make a documentary about everyday hospital life in China. Thanks to her collaboration on a hospital series, she gained unprecedented access to the Sixth People's Hospital in Shanghai. The doc, which premiered at Cannes, manages to present seriousness and exhilaration in a very balanced way. "It’s a moving observation of life inside of a Chinese hospital, a work of genuine humanity, giving us a window into the everyday world of the Chinese people. The humanity of the work cannot be expressed through words, it must be experienced." (Pop Matters)