People's Republic of Desire

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People's Republic of Desire

Directed by Hao Wu

  • China 2018; 95 min
  • Original version: Mandarin
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Best Documentary - SXSW

Press Quotes

People’s Republic of Desire is provocative and unsettling as it brings us on a guided tour through the digital marketplace for something resembling human contact.

Joe Leydon, Variety

People’s Republic of Desire casts a critical eye at the various ripple effects triggered by the rise of a live-streaming platform called YY.

Joe Leydon, Variety

Hao Wu’s third documentary on China’s evolving cultural traits examines the entertainers and fans devoted to online live-streaming.

Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

Articles

SXSW Film Review: ‘People’s Republic of Desire’

Joe Leydon, Variety