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Silent Landscape

Lin Xin

Release year: 2020

Run time: 210 min

Film type: Documentary


This is a film about the unison between the four seasons of life and the four seasons of the year, intertwined with the geospatial and temporal dimensions of a small town named Tongchuan, situated on the northwest of the Loess Plateau.


Director biography

Lin Xin was born in 1960. He has held several painting and calligraphy solo exhibitions in various locations including the Art Museum of China in Beijing, and in Xi’an. His documentary films include Chen Lu, Sanlidong, Classmates, Gas, Preachers, Koudelka, Chen Jiayong, Riverbed and Single Women. Lin Xin has had painting catalogues published, a collection of poems and a monograph, Sanlidong: The Image History of Migrant Miners from Shanghai.

Director's statement

After shooting a number of group portraits, I decided to use the social landscape and geological structure of Tongchuan in an attempt to transform it into a map or road sign for a local and personal photographic narration.