Screening Oxhide (2005)
30th May | 6:30 pm
Sat 30 May | 6:30pm
Liu Jiayin, Oxhide (2005, China, 1hr 50mins)
Mandarin, English subtitles
£3 (£2) | Booking advised via Eventbrite
Daily life in an impossibly cramped Beijing apartment takes on epic proportions in this intimate portrait of a working-class Chinese family. Boldly transforming documentary into fiction, Liu Jiayin cast her parents and herself as fictionalised versions of themselves. With virtually no budget and boundless ingenuity, Liu Jiayin’s debut, shot at 23 years old, consists of twenty-three static, one-scene shots within her family’s fifty square meter home. Liu keeps her small DV camera in claustrophobic closeness to her subjects, often showing only parts of their bodies as their voices dominate the soundtrack.