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Chinese Portrait

Factory and construction workers, farmers, commuters, miners, students. The director captures the state of his nation, by static filming one or more people in more or less motionless poses. No narrative, just portraits.

Other Titles
Retrato Chinês
Running Time
1 hours 19 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Xiaoshuai Wang
Country
China
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Chinese Portrait» (23)

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Heather

It is hard to put into words the impact that a documentary like this can have on a person. The first time I saw this documentary, I was in my mid-twenties and I just didn't understand the impact of it. This documentary did more than just educate me. It also changed my life. I don't think that a lot of documentaries have had such a profound impact on me. I also believe that this documentary has made me a better person. It is hard to believe that you can actually make a documentary like this. To see this documentary was to realize how hard it is to make a documentary. The story of the man who wanted to do the impossible was something that everyone can relate to. To have an amazing subject matter that everyone can relate to was an amazing experience for me. This documentary was a journey that I will never forget. I hope that everyone can see this documentary and understand what it means to be an independent filmmaker. The stories of the people who are making documentaries are something that I will never forget.

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Rebecca R.

For the past several years, the young director, Aharon Karsh, has been traveling the world as a filmmaker to interview a wide range of filmmakers, from film makers to artists. He traveled to Berlin, Paris, New York, and Venice, where he was able to speak with some of the most famous filmmakers and art-house directors of the world. Among the interviewees were a few directors who have received the most attention, including Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Emmanuel Lubezki, and Fritz Lang. In the midst of his travels, Karsh has also interviewed many of the most important contemporary filmmakers, including Michael Haneke, David Cronenberg, and Joe Kubert. In my opinion, the most interesting interview of the entire documentary was with Kenneth Lonergan, the director of "Shutter Island." The two men talked about the impact of Lonergan's "Shutter Island" on the film industry, and the influence it had on Lonergan's own career. Karsh has also been able to interview some of the most important artists and writers of the last twenty years, including Philip Roth, David Byrne, and Peter Jackson. Overall, this documentary is worth watching if you're a film fan or a filmmaker. It is interesting and informative, but not as well-written as it could have been. It is well worth the time to watch.

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Megan C.

I'm a big fan of The Longest Week, so I had high expectations for this documentary. The doc shows some of the most brutal things people can do to one another and how they deal with them. The main theme is how people deal with things like rape and sexual assault. I've always been interested in the issue of sexual assault and the way the system reacts to it. This documentary shows that the system is not always that easy to understand. It also shows how the police and the courts are overwhelmed with sexual assault cases and don't do a very good job of handling them. The main character is a young woman named Meagan (the film's director) who is the victim of sexual assault. She has been in the military and then decided to go back to school. She decided that she would not go back to school because she was not prepared for the rigors of the academic environment. She became a survivor and went on to become a lawyer. She went to the police to file charges but they didn't take her seriously and she was referred to the court. This is where she was attacked and raped. I have to say that this was a very well-made documentary. I felt that it was very informative and it showed the whole story. It was also very interesting to see how the system was set up and how it handles these cases. I have to say that I'm not surprised that this film got a lot of negative reviews. I think that it is one of the best documentaries that I've seen in a long time. I highly recommend this film.

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Madison

I just got back from a screening of this film and it was fantastic. A movie about the rich and famous is never a bad thing. It's great to see a movie about the poor and downtrodden. The "poorest of the poor" is portrayed very well in this film. The homeless, drug addicts, and other "less fortunate" are portrayed in a very realistic and very moving way. The ending of the movie was very touching and it left me with a feeling of hope for the future. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves movies and the human spirit.

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Kimberly

This documentary was both inspiring and moving. The movie is about a group of young people who came together to create a website that would allow them to communicate with each other. The website would allow them to connect with other people who had similar interests. The website would allow them to form their own groups and go on vacations. The film was able to connect with the viewers in such a way that the viewer could feel connected to the people in the movie. The documentary focuses on the website as a means of connecting with people in a different way. It is not that the website was the only means of communication but that it was the best way. I think that the people who were involved in the website did a wonderful job in creating a website that was useful for the group to connect. The documentary is very interesting and makes you feel as though you are part of the group. The director was able to show us the true feelings of the group members as well as the people in the group. I highly recommend this documentary.

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Andrea

One of the things I appreciate about the movie is the way it is not just a documentary, but is actually a sort of documentary with the narration of a group of people who are familiar with the local culture. The stories are so varied that you are constantly left in awe of the diversity of the stories. It's not a story that is told from a single point of view, but rather the stories are presented in a way that is never static. It's not that the stories are all about the same person, but that they are presented in a way that is never static. The movie is beautifully shot and I found myself looking at the movie in a way that I rarely do. The stories are diverse, but there are also many stories that are universal. The director captures the beauty of the local landscape and the local people. There are a few scenes that are beautiful and the cinematography is simply stunning. It's not a movie about the tourism industry, but rather about the beauty of the landscape and the beauty of the people. It's a beautiful movie that will hopefully inspire people to get out and experience the natural beauty of the country.

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Paul M.

As a part of the PBS series, The Beatles Story, I found myself compelled to watch the documentary on which it was based. I can't remember the last time I've felt compelled to watch a documentary about a subject that I knew so little about. The documentary was a work of passion and dedication. A very interesting story. One that had a lot of good, and a lot of bad. This documentary focuses on the life of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, who both were the subject of the documentary. It tells the story of their friendship, their personal lives, and the music that they made together. The story is told in the most intimate way possible. I found it to be very moving. The story is told with honesty and with passion. I found the documentary to be quite unique and informative. I was very impressed with the way it was done. The documentary shows the Beatles in their personal lives, but it also shows the music they made together. The documentary also tells the story of how they became famous. I found it interesting to see how they got their music out. I think that it is a great film. It is one of the best documentaries I have seen about the Beatles. The documentary is informative, and it's a story that everyone can relate to. It is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.

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Jerry

This film shows the path that has led to a unique society and culture, with no real democracy or freedom of expression. The best thing about the film is that it's as realistic as it can get. No film is ever going to be 100% accurate, but this film does a good job at showing the views of the indigenous people and their history. If you have an interest in Native American culture, this is a must see.

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Lauren W.

This documentary was made in conjunction with the film "Watershed" (2007) directed by Steve McQueen and co-written by McQueen. It tells the story of a legendary musician and his final days. The film also features the musician's daughters and their responses to their father's death. The film is very interesting and is very well done. The music is outstanding, and the documentary follows the artist's journey as he has to overcome his own demons. A must see for anyone interested in music.

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Keith J.

After a highly successful series of documentaries on the topic of homosexuality in America, we're back with another film by the same director, Matthew Crowe, who brings us the life of a gay youth, a young man who's been through so much in his life. Crowe's story is not very unusual, but he brings out some of the unique experiences of being a gay teen. It's quite an emotional film, and it's definitely worth seeing. The film's title refers to the stories of two boys who met on the same day, but were separated by 10 years. They grew up together, but there were no words between them, and they never had the opportunity to express their feelings. It's an incredible story of friendship, and friendship that lasts a lifetime. It's a story that we've seen before, but the film makes it feel so real, and so important. It's such a beautiful film, and one that I can't recommend enough.

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Robert Bradley

Fantastic documentary on the lives of migrant workers in the United States and Canada. It is an eye-opener to see what people think about their labor and the exploitation they face on a daily basis. Some of the scenes are heartbreaking, some are funny, and some are just plain disturbing. The documentary takes the viewer through the ups and downs of the migrant workers, who are all unskilled workers, and the other workers, who are mostly immigrants from other countries. It takes us to a very emotional place, and there are some scenes that will make you cry. The movie takes us through the lives of different groups of migrant workers, and we see the reality of what it is like to live in a country that is so different from what we see on the news. You will be amazed at the passion that these people have for their work, and the stress that they feel at work. The movie is very insightful, and you will be surprised at how much the workers think of their lives. I highly recommend it, especially to people who are interested in the lives of migrant workers.

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Olivia Ruiz

Not sure what the fuss is about. The film is well made and worth watching. But, I think the documentary itself is a little confusing. You have to know what the movie is about to fully appreciate it. The film is also about to be made into a movie and I'm sure there will be a DVD or a VHS release. There is a lot of interesting information in the film, but not in a way that would make it worthwhile to watch it again and again. I'm not sure if it's better to read a book about the subject or watch a movie.

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Wayne E.

A very intelligent, moving and interesting documentary about the art of painting, which, despite being a bit controversial, really is a great story of how it all began, and how it continues to be. While it doesn't really delve into the politics of the French Revolution, it does make some interesting observations on the politics of the painter, who were not only struggling to sell their art but also to sell their souls, and the audience could see the "why" behind their actions. If you're interested in painting, or if you've ever had a dream of painting, this is a must see.

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Heather Torres

I just finished watching this documentary and I have to say that it's a very impressive film. Although it is a documentary, the story is very realistic and I think that it has a lot of value. For me, the main reason for watching this film is to learn about the crisis in the Ukrainian society, which was under the rule of the Ukrainian oligarchs. It was under these oligarchs that the people were deprived of their land and forced to pay them exorbitant rents and they were also able to maintain a high level of alcoholism and drug use. This film is very realistic and tells the story of the people in a very interesting way. It shows how people's lives are ruined, but also how they try to take back their land. It shows the political situation and the way the Ukrainian oligarchs try to avoid the people's struggle. And it also shows how the Ukrainian oligarchs are able to control the local authorities. The main idea of the film is that the Ukrainian oligarchs are able to exploit the people's misery and they are able to avoid the people's struggle. The film is a very powerful documentary and I recommend it to everybody. The main problem with this film is that it is very different from the documentary style that I usually like. It's too much drama and it tries to show the story through the eyes of the people and it doesn't do a good job of doing that. It's a good documentary but it's not a documentary.

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Justin K.

I saw this film at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and thought it was an excellent film. I thought the film was made with a strong sense of purpose, and was beautifully shot. The subject matter was not really interesting or interesting enough to warrant a feature length film. The film is a meditation on the art of photography, and the value of having a strong sense of purpose and being able to put a unique story out there. It also discusses the art of photography as a way of creating art. The movie is a mix of interviews with professional photographers and artists, and short film footage. The interviews are interesting and the short film footage is intriguing. It is a unique and interesting film that is definitely worth seeing.

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Justin Reynolds

I saw this documentary a few months ago and I think it's very good. It tells the story of a group of poor people who are forced to work on the railways for $2 a day and then they get robbed. It's a story of the history of this type of labor, and how the system was used to exploit the people. I also think it tells a story of the Japanese people and their response to the occupation. They saw the train workers as scabs, and they felt they had no choice but to exploit them. The story is very powerful and it's also very interesting. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the history of this type of labor.

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Joshua S.

I'm not sure what was missing from this documentary. Was it the way the movie was filmed? Was it the editing? Was it the editing itself? I've seen many documentaries, some are good, some are bad. This documentary is good. I have to say it's a bit much, but then again it is not a documentary about the most important issues facing our society. It is a documentary about the people of Africa. The documentary shows a lot of different perspectives. This is a documentary that is worth watching. This is a documentary that you must watch.

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Catherine Y.

This film is a must see for anyone who is concerned about the future of our country. It is so very very sad to see what this country is going to be like in the next 20 years. It is very sad to see the things that are happening in this country and in other countries around the world. There is not much that can be done to stop this. This is not a story that is new. It has been told many times before. But it is just a good reminder of the things that are happening in this country. We should all be concerned about what is going to happen in the next 20 years and how we are going to survive. And we should be thankful for what we have. It is not easy to do that.

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Jerry C.

I liked the fact that the film is narrated by the woman's daughter, who is a teacher. The film was very moving and I was surprised to see how different she was from the other children in the neighborhood. The film was very interesting to see how the children were different from one another and how they interacted with one another. It was interesting to see how some of the children became successful at an early age, and the older children also grew up to be very successful in the business world. I also enjoyed the fact that there were different stories told in the film, and I also enjoyed the fact that the film was told by the children themselves. I think that it was a great film that was a good representation of the children of the neighborhood. I think that this film is worth seeing.

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Kimberly S.

I have been following the John Krasinski scandal for the past several years. I think the stories he tells are great and the documentary is well done. This documentary does not focus on the actual facts, but rather on the reaction to Krasinski's behavior. The documentary does not paint him as a "criminal" but rather shows how his life was ruined by his arrogance and his lack of concern for others. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who has been a fan of John Krasinski's work.

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Richard P.

It's not often you see a documentary about a leading architect who is a person of interest to the general public, but then again, who would have known about Albert Kahn before the 1980's. Kahn was a prominent figure in the art world of the late 1930's and 40's, and his life was full of stories of his many achievements. Kahn was the first woman to be given the title of 'master architect' in the British Museum, and was also a pioneer of the modernist movement, which was the architectural movement of the 20th century. Kahn's architectural career began with the British Museum, where he worked as a young man. He spent his life working on a grand scale, and his career culminated in the completion of the Grand Central Station, a marvel of architecture. Kahn is also an important figure in the history of the New York State School of Architecture. His work at the New York State School of Architecture is well-known, and it's a subject of much controversy. Kahn was the first person to ever receive an award for architectural achievement, and the Academy of Architecture and Art has a long history of awarding the honor. Kahn died in 1980 at the age of 84, and many of his achievements have been lost to history. This film tells the story of Kahn's life, and of the controversy that surrounded his work. Kahn's own son and his daughter are interviewed, and they discuss the subject matter, and the interviewees tell of Kahn's battles with various critics and organizations, and his attempts to find a more accepted position within the profession. The documentary is not intended to be an exhaustive history of Kahn's career. There is a lot of footage, but it's not an exhaustive history of Kahn's life. The film focuses on the major achievements, and we see the impact on his family, and friends, and the efforts to improve his image. There are interviews with some of Kahn's colleagues, who discuss his achievements, and there is also an interview with the son of Kahn. The film is a good summary of the major works of Kahn, and I think it's a good choice for those who are interested in his life. I think it's a very good documentary, but it's not the definitive documentary on Albert Kahn, and I think it's also important to understand Kahn's career. The film is an interesting look at a fascinating life, and I think it's important to understand his work, because it's a very important part of his legacy.

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Stephanie M.

I recently watched this documentary and I was very impressed. This is a very important film. It shows the exploitation of people by the rich and the poor, and how people are caught in a vicious circle of violence. I am not familiar with the real events but I can imagine the situation in a much better way. A lot of people have been killed by the police, but I think the police are very corrupt. The people have to pay the price of the violence and the police do not hesitate to kill. The violence is not only from the police but from the other people, the ones who work for the rich. This is the real reality. This film shows the reality and shows the people who are being exploited and abused. I think it is very important for people to know what is going on in this country. I think this is a very important film because I think it will be very useful to all people. I think it is very important to show the reality and the suffering of the people.

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Doris

I have to say, I've always liked the films of Barry Jenkins. I'm a fan of his work in general, but in particular his films of all genres are always great. It was a little disappointing to see a film that had so much potential ruined by some really stupid dialog. I think it was the writer's idea to have the characters say their lines in the wrong order. This doesn't really ruin the film, but it really is annoying. It really does detract from the film. Another problem was that the film is very stylized and overly dramatic. It's not that the characters are bad, but they just seem to be doing something that is just so far out of their comfort zone. The acting is good, but it's not enough to save this film. It's not a terrible film, but it's just not a good film. I don't understand how this film is so high up on the IMDb top 250 list. It is a great film, but it's not a great film. It's just not a great film. It's just a good film. I hope they fix this problem. I hope they do a second film, or a prequel. I would really love to see a Barry Jenkins film that is both stylized and dramatic. It would be really cool. If they do a second film, I would really love to see it.