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2014 / HD / 83 mins

Synopsis

Filmed over three years on China’s railways, THE IRON MINISTRY traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. Scores of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation. THE IRON MINISTRY immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world's largest railway network.

经过三年多在中国铁路上的拍摄,《铁道》追溯了这个飞速移动的国家的广袤的内在:肉体和金属、叮当声和刺耳的长鸣声、光明和黑暗、语言交流和肢体表达。铁路所谱写的跳动的音符被影片汇集在了一起。《铁道》记录了在这个社会的、科技的变迁之中所涌动的恐惧和焦虑。它使观众沉浸在了这转瞬即逝的关系里,也沉浸在了未来世界最大的铁路系统所带来的人类与机械不稳定的相遇之中。

Selected Screenings

Festival del film Locarno, August 6-16, 2014
Mostra Indie Brazil, September 4-10, 2014
Vancouver International Film Festival, September 25-October 10, 2014
Camden International Film Festival, September 25-28, 2014  WINNER: SPECIAL MENTION
Valdivia International Film Festival, October 7-12, 2014  WINNER: SPECIAL MENTION
New York Film Festival, September 26-October 12, 2014
Chicago International Film Festival, October 9-23, 2014
DocLisboa, October 16-26, 2014
VIENNALE, October 23-November 6, 2014
San Diego Asian Film Festival, November 6-15, 2014
CPH:DOX, November 6-16, 2014
Cork Film Festival, November 6-17, 2014
San Diego Asian Film Festival, November 6-15, 2014
RIDM, November 12-23, 2014
Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, November 12-23, 2014
Torino Film Festival, November 21-29, 2014
Kino Kunstmuseum, November 30, 2014
Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, Novemer 29-December 14, 2014
Zagreb HRFF, December 7-19, 2014
Ambulante, January-May, 2015
International Film Festival of Rotterdam, January 21-February 1, 2015
Goteburg Film Festival, January 23-February 2, 2015
FIFE Il de France, February 3-10, 2015
Portland International Film Festival, February 5-21, 2015
UCLA - Urban Humanities Initiative, February 27
FICUNAM, February 26-March 7, 2015
Salem Film Festival, March 5-12, 2015
Harvard Film Archive, March 6, 2015
Ljubjana Film Festival, March 10-15, 2015
Vilnius International Film Festival, March 19-April 2, 2015
Ann Arbor Film Festival, March 27, 2015 <<Jury Award>>
Images Festival, April 9-18, 2015
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, April 9-25, 2015
PlayDocs, Spain, April 22-26, 2015
Riviera Maya Film Festival, April 23-29, 2015
International Festival of Film and Urbanism “86,” April 30-May 3, 2015 (Slavutych, Ukraine)
Edinburgh International Film Festival, June 15-26, 2015
Museum of Modern Art, NYC, August 21 - 27, 2015
Facets Cinematheque, Chicago, August 21 - 27, 2015
Downtown Independent, Los Angeles, August 21 - 27, 2015
Media Arts Center, San Diego, August 21 - 27, 2015
Grand Illusion Theater, Seattle, August 28 - September 3, 2015
George Eastman House, Rochester, September 3, 2015
Asia Society SF, San Francisco, August 27, 2015
University of Notre Dame, October 8, 2015
Block Cinema, Evanston, IL October 29, 2015