Saturday, August 4, 2012

Interview with Hu Jie, Director of "Searching for Lin Zhao's Soul"

Documentary maker Hu Jie.
The Melbourne International Film Festival is in full swing, including the program curated by myself, “Street Level Visions: Chinese Independent Docos.” Tomorrow (Monday 6 August) at 11am, Hu Jie’s landmark work Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul will screen at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image on Federation Square as part of the program. A repeat screening will take place on Friday, August 17 at 6.30pm in the same venue.

To celebrate the screening of Hu Jie’s work, and the other titles in the "Street Level Visions" program, Art Space China has run the full text of an interview I conducted with Hu Jie in 2010.

In the interview, Hu talks extensively about his career, the making of Lin Zhao, and also his other film in the Street Level Visions program, Though I Am Gone.

You can book tickets for Street Level Visions here.

Lin Zhao, a young writer executed in 1968 for her opposition to Mao's rule. Lin's story is told in Hu Jie's documentary, Searching for Lin Zhao's Soul, screening in Melbourne on 6 August and 17 August as part of "Street Level Visions" at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

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