Human Flow

Human Flow

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Human Flow

Documentary from Ai Weiwei (Beijing 2003) exploring the global refugee crisis. Nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice.

Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.

2017Rating: M, Adult themes140 minsIraq, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Turkey, Jordan, USA
DocumentaryWorld Cinema
Director:
Ai Weiwei ('Beijing 2003', 'Fairytale', 'Ai Wei Wei's Appeal ¥15,220,910.50')
Writer:
Boris CheshirkovTim FinchChin-Chin Yap
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Variety

Variety

press

There's nothing especially distinctive about the package, nothing to tell you this is the work of the most recognisable living artist of the moment.

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Total Film

Total Film

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A powerful portrait of horror, hope and humanity emerges.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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This is angry, thoughtful, straightforward activist journalism: blunt, simple and impossible to ignore.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Mr. Ai's ambition in "Human Flow" is as expansive as his reach and his apparently deep-pocketed resources.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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An ambitious, humane and often shocking cine-essay on the subject of migrants and the 21st century migrant condition.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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An artful, solemn globe-hop epic of the refugee crisis with an unfortunate cast of millions.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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[A] long, engrossing, visually stunning documentary ...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Although maybe a little naive in places, this is an unflinching record of a cry of anguish that has to be heard and acted upon. Everyone needs to see this.

4.0
0

This documentary has been very much oversold. Frankly, at 120 minutes it drags on and needed more editing to shorten up scenes once the main idea had been communicated. Annoyingly the film maker includes himself and even his crew in some shots and even gets involved in unfolding action. This doesn’t honor his subject, the refugees, and is a distraction and...

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

There's nothing especially distinctive about the package, nothing to tell you this is the work of the most recognisable living artist of the moment.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A powerful portrait of horror, hope and humanity emerges.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This is angry, thoughtful, straightforward activist journalism: blunt, simple and impossible to ignore.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Ai's ambition in "Human Flow" is as expansive as his reach and his apparently deep-pocketed resources.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An ambitious, humane and often shocking cine-essay on the subject of migrants and the 21st century migrant condition.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An artful, solemn globe-hop epic of the refugee crisis with an unfortunate cast of millions.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[A] long, engrossing, visually stunning documentary ...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Although maybe a little naive in places, this is an unflinching record of a cry of anguish that has to be heard and acted upon. Everyone needs to see this.

4.0
0

This documentary has been very much oversold. Frankly, at 120 minutes it drags on and needed more editing to shorten up scenes once the main idea had been communicated. Annoyingly the film maker includes himself and even his crew in some shots and even gets involved in unfolding action. This doesn’t honor his subject, the refugees, and is a distraction...

2.0
0