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34 Ratings

When Night Falls

Wo hai you hua yao shuo

Directed by Ying Liang
South Korea, China, 2012


In 2008, a young man killed 6 policemen. He was sentenced to death by the government, who made the decision without fully abiding by the legal procedures.

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When Night Falls Directed by Ying Liang

Critics reviews

An’s gestures—drinking from a teapot, tearing leaves from a calendar—have a spontaneous nobility and a futile comedy that are reminiscent of silent-movie acting. Ying’s work of memory, reconstruction, and empathy blends a coolly analytical style with a fierce yet quiet passion; his canny way with refracted representations turns lightly idealized modernism into a powerful version of political documentary.
May 20, 2013
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