Filmmaker Jia Zhang Kes indisputably arty combination of documentary and narrative tells of an aircraft factory in the Chinese hinterlands being dismantled and converted into a luxury condo development, and the memories that transformation unleashes in the plants former laborers the most orderly group of factory workers an American could ever imagine. The factory demolition is pure doc but many of the interviewed workers are played by actors, including the ubiquitous Joan Chen as Little Flower. Worth the trip if youre in the neighborhood (112 min.).
Director: Zhang Ke Jia
Writer: Zhang Ke Jia and Yongming Zhai
Producer: Keung Chow, Zhong-lun Ren, Yong Tang and Shozo Ichiyama
Cast: Jianbin Chen, Joan Chen, Liping Lu and Tao Zhao