”Up the Mountain” by Zhang Yang is a portrait of one year spent in the painting studio of Shen Jianhua in Dali, Yunnan Province. Originally from Shanghai, Shen moved to the countryside to teach the local Bai women art and painting. The film documents both the fading traditions of the local community and the impact of rapidly changing modern China.
Yang Zhang / Hehe Pictures
2018 – IDFA Amsterdam, 2018 – Macao IFF: Best Chinese Language Film
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