Sundance Film festival 2012 selects 2 doc films about China

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The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its 2012 line-up, including a documentary about Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei and a canadian-chinese doc about a boxing school.

. The US documentary competition will include 16 films including “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”, by director Alison Klayman, about the artist’s clashes with the Chinese government.

Director: Alison Klayman

Writer: Alison Klayman

Stars: Danqing Chen, Ying Gao and Changwei Gu

Country: USA

Language: English | Mandarin

Runtime: 91 min

Official website   Film page on IMDB  video teaser

. The world cinema documentary competition includes 12 docs, including the world premiere of “China Heavyweight”, directed by Yung Chang, about rural teenagers who are turned into Western-style boxing champions.

Country: Canada, China

Language: Mandarin

Also Known As: Qian Chui Bai Lian

Filming Locations: Huili, Lingshan County, Sichuan, China

Production Co: EyeSteelFilm, Yuan Fang media

Film page on EyeSteelFilm   Film page on IMDB 

In total, the festival will include 111 feature-length films and documentaries from 29 countries, including work by 44 first-time filmmakers. Some 88 films will be world premieres.

The festival takes place in Utah between January 19 and 29.
SOURCE: Sundance Film Festival

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