Doc/Fest 2018: Turtle Rock

Turtle Rock

From the archive

This film was last shown on 9 June 2018

uk premiere

Named after a turtle-shaped rock formation, the eponymous mountain village is where Chinese director Xiao Xiao was raised. He films multi-generational families across four seasons. Shot in black and white with a naturalistic soundtrack, this beautifully composed piece of slow cinema captures the rhythms of the villagers' chores and prayers, while also conveying the remoteness of their existence.

English Subtitles throughout

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Director
Xiao Xiao
Country
China
Year
2017
Duration
101mins
Language
Chinese

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