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Dancing in the City

Fan Jian

Release year: 2006

Run time: 118 mins

Film type: Documentary


A portrait of four young Chinese people who leave their dead-end lives in the countryside to build a new identity in Beijing.


Director biography

Fan Jian is a documentary director who focuses on Chinese social issues through character-driven storytelling. He is a Documentary branch member of the Academy. Fan has directed six feature-length documentary films, including Still Tomorrow, winner of a Special Jury Award at IDFA 2016, and My Land , supported by the Sundance Documentary Fund. His work has also screened in competition at Hot Docs, Full Frame, Sheffield, Busan, and dozens of other film festivals around the world. Fan studied at the famed Beijing Film Academy and is now based in Chongqing, China.