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Dead Souls

Wang Bing, France, Switzerland, China, 2018, 496'

Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert sixty years ago. Designated as ultra-rightists in the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the Jiabiangou and Mingshui reeducation camps. The film invites us to meet the survivors of the camps to find out firsthand who these people were, the hard-ships they were forced to endure and what became their destiny.

Director Wang Bing
Producers Serge Lalou, Camille Laemmle, Louise Prince, Wang Bing
Camera Wang Bing, Xiaohui Shan, Yang Song
Editing Catherine RasconIn

Festivals Cannes 2018, Toronto 2018

12.05 / 12.00 / Yugoslav Film Archive