Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Alison Klayman's sensitive documentary is an essential account of the Chinese artist-activist's rise to international fame.
-Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
Elle a donné au monde une introduction cohérente et accessible de l'une des figures les plus importantes du XXIème siècle.
-Michael Waldman, SIGHT ON SOUND
Un documentaire activiste, une étude souvent amusante du protagoniste, et une ode à la puissance du documentaire et de l'art, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, frappe un coup de circuit.
-Kurt Halfyard, TWITCH

Synopsis

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, July 27, 2012
Original Languages: English, Mandarin
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 91 min.
Year: 2012

CREDITS

CAST
Ai Weiwei
DIRECTED BY
Alison Klayman

PHOTOS

Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Alison Klayman. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ai Weiwei. Courtesy of IFC Films.