Previously at the ICA - Films
8 Dec 2015
The film is introduced by Ossian Ward, Head of Content at the Lisson Gallery.
Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen (Kidd Life – Nordic Film Festival 2013) documents, over the course of four years, the high-profile court battle between world renowned artist and political activist Ai Weiwei and the Chinese authorities. Detained for alleged tax evasion, Ai Weiwei spent 81 days in a cell with two guards watching his every move. On probation at the time of filming, and deeply affected by his ordeal, the artist continues to proclaim his innocence, despite the authorities' unrelenting attempts to silence him. Johnsen's candid portrait digs deep into the life and mind of a man single-handedly battling for the truth behind what has come to be known as a multi-million dollar 'Fake Case'.
This screening is part of the Nordic Film Festival, showcasing of some of the most celebrated and freshest emerging filmmaking talent from the Nordic region.
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, dir. Andreas Johnsen, Denmark 2013, 86 mins.