Turtle Rock
  • Year2017
  • Duration101 min

Named after a turtle-shaped rock formation, the eponymous mountain village is where Chinese director Xiao Xiao was raised. He films multi-generational families across four seasons. Shot in black and white with a naturalistic soundtrack, this beautifully composed piece of slow cinema captures the rhythms of the villagers' chores and prayers, while also conveying the remoteness of their existence. (MA)

Rating: PG


- Available on Doc/Player

  • Director(s): Xiao Xiao
  • Producer(s): Lin Lin
  • Country: China
  • Language: Chinese
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere