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Wang Bing


Wang Bing studied photography at the Luxun School of Art and photographic direction at the Film School in Beijing. He worked in film and television as director of photography until, in 1999, he started his first full-length film, the documentary Tie Xi Qu (West of the Tracks). In 2002 he presented an initial 5-hour version at the Berlinale, but the definitive version, 9 hours long, divided into three parts (Rust, Remnants, Rails), was first shown at the 2003 Rotterdam Festival. It was only distributed commercially in France, but has been presented at numerous film and art festivals, and has received various prizes. The 2007 Cannes Festival chose his second documentary He Fengming (Fengming: A Chinese Memoir) and the fictional Brutality Factory, a short in the anthology O Estado do Mundo (State of the World). In 2008 he created a 14-hour video installation, Caiyou riji (The Journey of Crude Oil), and filmed the documentary L'argent du charbon (Coal Money). His first fictional film is currently at the post-production phase.

Update: 5 October 2011



Has participated in


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THIRD MEETING: Jaime Rosales and Wang Bing

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Filmed Correspondence