Memories Look at Me

Directed by Song Fang

A young woman’s return from Beijing to visit her parents in their hometown of Nanjing sparks reflections on the changes their lives have witnessed. Actor Song Fang (The Flight of the Red Balloon) steps behind as well as in front of the camera for this, her Locarno Film Festival award-winning directorial debut. Clearly influenced by the hybrid style of Jia Zhangke, here producing, Memories Look at Me is a meticulously constructed reflection on ageing and memory in a rapidly changing modern China.

This screening will be introduced by Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies at King’s College London.

Presented by the Chinese Film Forum UK, as part of its symposium ‘The creation and circulation of Chinese identities in and through cinema’, held at the Chinese Arts Centre, on Tue 29 – Wed 30 January. For more information visit

87 minutes


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