No Snow on the Broken Bridge
18 March - 4 June 2011
No Snow on the Broken Bridge by Chinese auteur Yang Fudong is a subliminally beautiful black and white multi-screen film that explores the lives of the generation of young intellectuals who have grown up in a country hurtling toward modernisation.
Using sophisticated cinematic language, actors and lush locations, No Snow on the Broken Bridge explores personal memory and lived experience and the alienation that young intellectuals feel. Fudong’s elite milieu seem indolent and confused, trapped by a sense of self-imposed ennui as they search for personal relevance. The film is sumptuous, classically beautiful and timeless.
Fudong’s seminal five-part film Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest, 2003-07, will be screening in the SCAF Annexe throughout the exhibition.
Fudong will visit Sydney for the opening of the exhibition.
Yang Fudong’s No Snow on the Broken Bridge and Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest toured to the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2 July – 13 August 2011.