The Art of Living, by David Bax

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  1. I think I liked this film a little less than you, though I do agree that its subject is worthy of having a film. I wanted the film to stir me up more – not necessarily make me angry, but make me react to his goals and his struggles. Some of the footage is indeed pretty remarkable (I’m particularly thinking of the “stand-off” between Weiwei and a police officer near the end of the film), but a lot of the money shots are directly taken from Weiwei’s own films, which you can find elsewhere. Also, there are particular plot elements that weren’t explored enough – added into the film for a more “thorns and all” approach, but so awkwardly tip-toed around as to not take away from Weiwei’s positive spirit.

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