Young Chinese cinema author Jia Zhang Ke films an avant-gardist tale about China's attempt to make big on global clothing and fashion scene.
Wuyong means useless in Chinese language.This is a film about some textile workers who are considered useless by Chinese society as it is felt that Chinese market situation favors mass production of goods including clothes.This is one reason why people who make clothes which do not come under "mass production" category are considered useless.For his documentary film "Wuyong",Chinese cinema acclaimed author Jia Zhang Ke takes us on a sensuous journey from rural China to Paris and back to weave an elegant tale which might be considered too avant-gardist for some casual viewers.This is shown by depicting a young woman globe trotter fashion designer who is against mass production of clothes.It is good to hear her fable like arguments against mass production of goods especially at a time when Chinese nation is trying really hard to make its presence felt in international market for clothes and fashion.It is a good sign for Chinese economy that major international clothing brands can be seen in China.The lack of a certain thematic link and a complete absence of narration might be considered as this film's major shortcomings.
- Mar 24, 2010
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