Release year: 2017
Run time: 91 minutes
Film type: Documentary
Torturing Nurse can be seen as the answer to the question posed by the title of Li Hongqi's first music documentary, Are We so Far from the Asylum? . Both films were made on the spur of the moment, the difference being that Are We so Far from the Asylum? was made specifically for Yang Haisong to make up for the fact that I never used his music despite his many offers, whereas Torturing Nurse is 100% personal. It was shot and produced in a very short space of time but this does not mean it was a sloppy production. In fact, Torturing Nurse is the least regrettable of all the video works I have completed so far, including the feature film.
LI Hongqi (1976, Shandong) graduated from the painting department of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1999. He was part of the loosely associated group of Nanjing-based 'Tamen' poets. Li Hongqi is also a novelist and filmmaker. His first feature film So Much Rice (2005) was screened at the Locarno, Pusan, Vancouver and Sao Paolo film festivals. Winter Vacation is his third film.