Directed by: Xiao XiaoCountry: China
Runtime: 1hr 41min Year: 2017
Stunningly shot in black and white, this slow cinema voyage takes viewers to Turtle Rock, a remote mountainous village in China.
Filmmaker Xiao Xiao grew up here, and for this sumptuous film he returns to follow the village’s seven families through four seasons.
It’s a simple, physical existence for these Bhuddist bamboo farmers – everything needs to be carried, made, cooked with the simplest of tools. In Turtle Rock, the cinematography is the star: each frame is beautifully composed and a pleasure to see on the big screen.