I WISH I KNEW

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary
China (PRC) / 2010 / Mandarin dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 118 minutes

Winner of Muhr AsiaAfrica / Documentary /First Prize: Jia Zhang-Ke (Director)

Synopsis

Shanghai is a fast-changing metropolis, a port city where people come and go. It has hosted all kinds of people - revolutionaries, capitalists, politicians, soldiers, artists, and gangsters. Shanghai has also hosted revolutions, assassinations and love stories. After the Chinese Communists' victory in 1949, thousands of Shanghaians left for Hong Kong and Taiwan. To leave meant being separated from home for 30 years, but to stay meant suffering through the Cultural Revolution. In this fascinating documentary, based on personal recollection, 18 people from three cities - Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong - recall their lives in Shanghai. Their personal experiences, like 18 chapters of a novel, tell stories of Shanghai lives from the 1930s to 2010.

Genre

Drama, War, Action

Cast & Credits

Adult Themes and References 15+

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