Home Movies – Oxhide II (Niupi er)

Sat Apr 14:

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Liu Jiayin
China
2009
2h 12m

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In Oxhide II, Liu Jiayin’s parents make dumplings around a cramped table with their daughter while discussing the family business. Despite this simple premise, a complex structural element is at play: there are only nine shots, each of which are fixed at a different 45-degree angle within a 2.35 frame. What might sound like a stunt is instead a warm, welcoming, and very funny film – a record of a family at work, performing a simple task that is revealed, through the director’s formal choices, to be as hypnotic, dramatic and involving as anything on a grander scale.


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