<i>Er Dong</i> spotlighted on China Radio International
By Ariella Tai
Poster for Er Dong (dir. Yang Jin)
Early this month, Beijing-based journalist Lance Crayon was interviewed about Yang Jin’s second feature and dGenerate release Er Dong. Listen to the discussion on the China Radio International website, to hear his enthusiastic assessment of the film as a “low budget epic” that uses non-actors and a sparse soundtrack to create a fascinating portrait of contemporary rural China.
Crayon says, “Watching this film was a lesson on what life is like in rural China. As a Westerner I have no idea what China is like outside of big cities…its quite educational.” He also touches on Yang Jin’s talent and ingenuity, at one point tentatively calling him “a Chinese Robert Bresson”.