Saturday, April 6, 2:00 PM @ Heritage Museum of Asian Art, 218 West 26th Street

UP THE MOUNTAIN (火山 ) Chicago Premiere 

Directed by ZHANG Yang

China | 2018 | 126 Minutes | Blu Ray 

In Mandarin & Bai dialect w/English subtitles

Genre: Documentary

Film Source:  Fortissimo Films, Amsterdam

Up The Mountain portrays a year in the painting studio of master artist Shen Jian-hua. Years ago, Shen moved from Shanghai to a remote mountain village in Dali, Yunnan Province. The film follows the calm rhythm of his life as he spends his day creating art and giving painting lessons to the local Bai women. The fading traditions of the local community and the impact of a rapidly changing modern China are present in this film.

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