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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry


The film examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China's preeminent contemporary artist. From 2008 to 2010, Beijing-based journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei. Klayman documented Ai's artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members and his increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government. Klayman's detailed portrait of the artist provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.
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08/09/2012
Molly Eichel: The open-endedness of Alison Klayman's feature-length debut gives the story an immediacy and urgency rarely present in biographical documentaries. » Read more
08/09/2012
Tirdad Derakhshani: Ai Weiwei helped design the evocative, iconoclastic Bird's Nest stadium for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Yet as the Games approached, the Chinese artist-dissident mounted a campaign to boycott the Olympics, calling them hypocritical government propaganda. » Read more

MPAA rating:
R
for some language
Cast:
Evan Osnos; Ai Weiwei; Inserk Yang; Yanping Liu; Tehching Hsieh; Ying Gao; Huang Hung; Changwei Gu; Danqing Chen; Zuzhou Zuoxiao
Directed by:
Alison Klayman
Genre:
Documentary
Running time:
01:30
Release date:
2012
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