In the Mood for Chinese Cinema
A Dog Barking at the Moon
Director: Xiang Zi
Cast: Nan Ji, Naren Hua, Zhang Xinyue, Wu Renyuan, Thomas Fiquet
China, Spain, 2019, 107’, color
Mandarin with Turkish subtitles
The director Xiang Zi masterfully interweaves the narrative strands of this complex family saga that unfolds simultaneously in different periods. In carefully composed and at times surreal images, a chronicle of reticence gradually unfolds that has much larger dimensions than one might first assume. This is a tale of suppressed desire, the social importance of marriage, and the frostiness that exists between the walls of a wealthy Chinese family home.