Mr. Zhang Believes

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Mr. Zhang Believes

Directed by Jiongjiong Qiu

  • China 2015; 135 min
  • Original version: Mandarin
  • Genre: Experimental


MR. ZHANG BELIEVES recounts 30 years of China’s 20th-century history through the story of Mr. Zhang Xianchi and the interacting forms of theatrical fiction and autobiography. Born in a nationalist Kuomintang family in the 1930s, Zhang was a progressive young “leftist” and Communist Party supporter but after the founding of the New China in 1949, he was dubbed a counter-revolutionary “rightist,” a public enemy, and jailed in 1957.



    Lihong Kong