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Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry [DVD]
Ai WeiWei (Actor), Alison Klayman (Director) Rated: Suitable for 15 years and over Format: DVD
Over three years celebrated documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman followed leading contemporary artist Ai Weiwei as he prepared for exhibitions, spent time with his family and came to blows with the Chinese government. What resulted would create the documentary event of the year.
Actors: Ai WeiWei
Directors: Alison Klayman
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Artificial Eye
DVD Release Date: 8 Oct. 2012
Run Time: 91 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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By Oliver Twist on 26 Dec. 2012
A fascinating portrait of an important contemporary figure, which touches upon both aspects of his career – his artwork and his political activism.
Along the way, ‘Never Sorry’ provides us with insights into Ai Weiwei’s early life, his family relationships and friendships, as well as glimpses into the international art world. The documentary’s understated style makes the consequences of the police brutality and detention, suffered by Weiwei during its making, seem the more shocking. This, apparently, is ‘business as usual’ in China. The film also provides us with valuable insights into modern Chinese society, and records those events which have done much to fuel Ai Weiwei’s activism.