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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Alison Klayman

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Festival year: 2012

A personal portrait of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, who gained international acclaim for his ambitious postmodern works of art and his political provocations. Never Sorry follows three tumultuous years of his life. Ai Weiwei is China’s most prominent modern artist and an outspoken critic of the government. The film highlights the unique mix of art and activism with which the artist continuously argues in favour of freedom of expression, independent media and more transparency, thereby putting his life in jeopardy.

Synopsis

From 2008 to 2011, American filmmaker Alison Klayman followed the artist who designed the Olympic Stadium in Beijing (‘the bird’s nest’) in both his professional and personal life. From his mediatised conflicts with the Chinese government to the year in which Weiwei’s Shanghai studio is demolished and he is thrown in prison. Never Sorry highlights preparations for large museum exhibitions, intimate family meetings and his deteriorating relations with the Chinese authorities. Ai’s mother is proud of her son. ‘Yet I believe it would be better if he confined himself to art,’ she adds.

Credits

United States 2011, 90 min.

Documentary,

Spoken language: English, Mandarin

Subtitles: English

Official website: http://www.aiweiweifilm.org

Productions:

MUSE Film and Television

info@musefilm.org

+1 212.688.8280

musefilm.org

Dutch distribution:

Living Colour Entertainment BV

janmaarten@livingcolour.nl

+31 (0)20 3031 110

www.livingcolour.nl

World sales:

Independent Film Company

andrew@independentfilmcompany.com, mail@independentfilmcompany.com

+44 2072578734

www.independentfilmcompany.com

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The screening on Saturday, March 24th is sold out.

When & where?

  • Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 10:30

    Theater aan het Spui 1, The Hague

  • Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 11:00

    Filmhuis Den Haag zaal 1

  • Monday, March 26, 2012 - 20:00

    Filmfoyer, Tilburg

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 19:45

    Theater aan het Spui 1, The Hague

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