WU QIONG DONG

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WU QIONG DONG

PERPETUAL MOTION

Ning Ying
VR China, 2005
Fiction, 90min, OmeU

WU QIONG DONG

Ning Ying
VR China, 2005
Fiction, 90min, OmeU

Cast: 
Hung Huang
Niuniu
Liu Sola
Lala
Li Qinqin
Qinqin
Ping Yanni
Madam Ye
Zhang Hanzhi
Mutter Zhang
Screenplay: 
Ning Ying
Liu Sola
Hung Huang
Sound: 
Han Bing
Camera: 
Andrea Cavazutti
Ning Ying
Editor: 
Ning Ying
Composer: 
Liu Sola
Decoration: 
Yang Xiaoping

Production: 
Beijing Happy Village Ltd. Lianbao Apt. 511b 100027 Beijing, China T 10 6415 9644 eurasia@public3.bta.net.cn
World Sales: 
Eurasia Communications Ltd. Lianbao Apt. 511b 100027 Beijing, China T 10 6415 9644 eurasia@public3.bta.net.cn
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Perpetual Motion tells about four powerful women, epitomizing the high society of today's China. Behind a façade of reciprocal flatteries and smiles, the four women harbor lots of hatred. During the Spring Festival holiday at Niuniu's home they engage each other in an intimate confrontation, which becomes the coral narration of a whole generation. Ning Ying's cinema is full of arguments but devoid of rhetoric, merciless but not cynical, true to life within a powerful mise-en-scène which emphasizes images and searches for their crisp beauty. In such sense, Ning Ying is a «master» for the generation of Jia Zhang-ke. (Cristina Piccino)

This is a film about women, made by women. But I don't think it can be defined as a feminist movie, especially if «feminism» is understood as a copy of the European and American women liberation movement of the Seventies. Here, the effort is essentially to express something very up-to-date. Perpetual Motion is a film about a whole generation that has not yet healed the wounds of its past, while it's running with blazing speed into the future. (Ning Ying)