State of Cinema 2022 / Wang Bing

On Sunday 18 December 2022, Chinese director Wang Bing, presented his State of Cinema, titled ‘The State of Chinese Independent Film’, at Bozar in Brussels. The text of his lecture is available on Sabzian in Chinese as well as in English, Dutch and French translation.

Every year, Sabzian asks a guest to write a State of Cinema, and to choose a film that connects to it. This way, once a year, the art of film is held against the light, an invitation to reflect on what cinema means, could or should mean today. Wang Bing chose the film Stonewalling (2022) by Chinese-Japanese duo Huang Ji and Ryûji Otsuka.