Documentary analysis: the last train home introduction in the film, lixin fan's prompt to question the characters were quite evident to fan, this enabled the characters help build the story for the target audience. Last train home, an extraordinary documentary the filmmaker, lixin fan, follows this family for three years there is so much to say about this great film you sense the dedication of lixin fan and his team. Last train home takes viewers on a heart-stopping journey with the zhangs a co-presentation with the center for asian american media an official selection of the 2010 sundance film festival lixin fan press: critical acclaim | fact sheet | press release. Lixin fan's documentary last train home, about the problems of china's migrant workers, is vivid on their subjective experience but short on facts.
Filmmaker lixin fan's last train home documents the journey 130 million migrant workers make back to their rural villages every chinese new year but the movie is not only about families traveling home -- it's about china's modernization critic john powers says the images in the epic and intimate movie are absolutely ravishing. Read the last train home plot and find out who is in the cast and crew at moviescom news + features filmmaker lixin fan follows changhua and suqin over the course of several years stay in the know with the latest movie news and cast interviews at moviescom. According to an introductory note that appears on screen at the beginning of lixin fan's documentary last train home film lixin fan, trailing chinese migrant workers aug 27, 2010 related coverage film. Critics of indiewire placed last train home at top four in its list of top ten competition films of the 2010 sundance film festival last train home was one of the top five films nominated for the directors guild of lixin fan was interviewed by anna maria tremonti, host of cbc radio. Last train home is lixin fan's first feature-length documentary film discussion guide last train home 1 film themes the emotional trauma of millions of migrant workers is examined by telling the story of a single family last train home looks at china's. Last train home on mubicom find trailers, reviews, and all info for last train home by lixin fan for a better experience on mubi, update your browser now showing rentals feed notebook matthew_lucas's rating of the film last train home.
Extract of sample film review(last train home) tags: film film director film the gate of heavenly peace, the amateur chinese-canadian filmmaker, lixin fan begins his documentary, last train home, with a scene where a huge crowd clogs movie analysis not review attempt to dissect the. Documentary analysis of the last train home lixin fan's documentary the last train home emphasizes the effects of china's scenes of the parents and the children in the span of two years by filming the family himself and assigning his crew to film the family. A miniature masterpiece of documentary observation, fan lixin's last train home'' examines the costs of china's economic miracle'' on one family.
The cinema eye honors, devoted to highlighting the best of the year's nonfiction films, have flipped for lixin fan's fantastic last train home, which follows a family of migrant workers as they struggle to stay connected while living separated by hundreds of mileslast train home received the most nominations — seven — while. Zeitgeist films and eyesteelfilm present last train homefeaturing changhua zhang suqin chen qin zhang yang zhang and tingsui tang executive producers mila aung-thwin daniel cross qi zhao co-producer bob moore production home a film by lixin fan home wwwzeitgeistfilmscom/lasttrainhome. Last train home - 2009 a couple embarks on a journey home for chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future.
Directed by lixin fan with changhua zhang, yang zhang, suqin chen, qin zhang a couple embarks on a journey home for chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future their unseen story plays out as china soars towards being a world superpower. (lixin fan, china, 2010) published by film society of lincoln center review: last train home that has broken chinese nonfiction out of the sociological ghetto and earned its more artistically inclined directors film-fest recognition but fan's approach is more journalistic than his.
Last train home directed by lixin fan, dvd this film very accurately and with poignancy shows the emotional and physical obstacles faced by more than 1 billion chinese citizens whenever there is a major holiday as most all travel at the same time. Lixin fan - 2009 - we work far away from home the old and young are still last train home lixin fan china, canada 2009 85 min film synopsis we work far away from home the old and young are still in the village.
Last train home, lixin fan's compelling documentary portrait of the human sacrifice behind china's economic miracle, begins with a startling statistic - carrie rickey, philadelphia inquirer. I've been on the record plenty of times with my praise of fan lixin's last train home (winner of the best documentary film award at amsterdam's international documentary film festival), so i won't repeat myself, even though the movie probably deserves all the repeated praise it gets fan was at the hutong yesterday after the film screening for. Lixin fan is the director of last train home, a new documentary about a family of chinese migrant workers who trioes to reunite with their distant. Mexican director pedro gonzález-rubio won the new directors award at the 2010 san francisco international film festival for alamar and lixin fan's last train home won the investigative documentary prize at last night's ceremony in the bay area lilian franck and robert cibis won the documentary feature prize for pianomania. Find out more at last train home - pov 2011 by lixin fan every spring, china's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 mi.
Q&a with last train home director lixin fan why did you pick the plight of migrant workers in china as the subject of your first film for example, in the film, the parents worked away from home but they sent all their savings to their parents and kids. Essay on the last train home: a movie directed by lixin fan 875 words | 4 pages train home, a movie directed by lixin fan, sheds a light on the difference between the rural and urban areas. Last train home, an extraordinary documentary there is so much to say about this great film you sense the dedication of lixin fan and his team the last movie star a bag of marbles back to burgundy final portrait game over. 'last train home' opens in la the documentary film last train home from chinese/canadian filmmaker lixin fan opens today in los angeles at the landmark nuart theatre and irvine regal westpark 8. Filmmaker lixin fan follows changhua and suqin over the course of several years in the documentary last train home, as the couple makes the long last train home play the movie chapters subtitles lixin fan's documentary last train home visits this dark underbelly of chinese.