|Directed by||Jia Zhangke|
|Produced by||Yu Lik-wai
|Music by||Lim Giong|
|Edited by||Kong Jinglei
|Distributed by||Xstream Pictures|
Dong (simplified Chinese: 东; traditional Chinese: 東; pinyin: dōng; literally: "East") is a 2006 documentary film by Chinese director, Jia Zhangke. It is the companion piece to Jia's Still Life, which was released concurrently although Dong was reputedly conceived of first. The film, which runs a relatively short 66 minutes, follows the artist and actor Liu Xiaodong as he invites Jia to film him while he paints a group of laborers near the Three Gorges Dam (also the subject of Still Life) and later a group of women in Bangkok. The film was produced and distributed by Jia's own production company, Xstream Pictures, based out of Hong Kong and Beijing.
Relationship with Still Life
Filmed at the same time as Jia's fiction film, Still Life, Dong also shares the same setting (the Three Gorges area of central China) and in certain instances, the same shots. Han Sanming, one of the leads in Still Life, also appears (in character) within Dong as do other characters from that film.
In contrast, Dong generated far less publicity, prompting one critic to deride it as a "minor addition" to Jia Zhangke's canon.
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