Up the Mountain

Directed by Zhang Yang
  • China
  • 2hr 6min
  • 2018
  • Mandarin with English Subtitles

Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yang’s film is an intimate portrait of a year in the life of artist Shen Jianhua. Set in the artist’s studio high in the mountains of Yunnan Province, this is where he has moved from Shanghai to teach the local Bai women art and painting. Filmed over an extended period in an around a remote village, it explores the value of long-treasured traditions in a rapidly changing China.

This lyrical documentary from Zhang Yang is a meditation on beauty.

Wendy Ide, Screen

Filmmakers in Attendance

Schedule & Tickets

26 Feb 15:30 Light House Cinema