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Northwest Ritual

Li Ning

Release year: 2014

Run time: 20 mins

Film type: Experimental film


In an ancient brick kiln in the northwest, the drama of the two bodies presents the imprints of birth, old age, sickness, death, and time. On the mountain, you are like an angel of God. In the world, you are humble like an ant.


Director biography

Li Ning, born in 1972, is a theatre and film director, a physical education researcher and practitioner, and a curator.
He graduated from the Fine Arts Education Department of Shandong Art Academy, specializing in sculpture. In 1997, he founded The Physical Guerrillas, a group engaged in the creation of physical theatre and live performance art, performed at home and abroad.
As an artist, he has created a large number of theatre and film works, many of which have become classics of contemporary Chinese physical theatre and video art, and he is also recognized as a representative of these two fields.