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Under the Sign of Saturn

Xu Ruotao

Release year: 2023

Run time: 84 mins

Film type: Fiction/Documentary


A village was forced to close down for three years, and some villagers tried to break through in their strange ways or fight against the prison style system with symptoms of mental illness, but ultimately they all failed. This is an artist's survival catalog and also a revisit to rumors.


Director biography

Artist and filmmaker, was born in 1968 in Shenyang, China, and once studied at Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. In the early 1990s, he became a member of Yuanmingyuan Artists Village and started his career as an avant-garde artist.