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Ai Weiwei The Fake Case

Andreas Johnsen, Denmark, 2013

86 min.DK/Documentary

After 81 days of solitary detention world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest. He suffers from sleeping disorder and memory loss, 18 cameras are monitoring his studio and home, police agents follow his every move, and heavy restrictions from the Kafkaesque Chinese authorities weigh him down. Journalists, the art world and his family all want a piece of him and on top of that he is met with a gigantic lawsuit from the Chinese government, soon to be named 'The Fake Case'. Ai Weiwei is shaken, but during the year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of the Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights. Ai Weiwei strongly believes that China is ready for change. And he will do everything to make it happen.
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Danish title Ai Weiwei The Fake Case
Keywords Ai, Weiwei, Artists, Dissidents, , China
Director Andreas Johnsen
Producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Director of Photography Andreas Johnsen
Appearances Ai Weiwei
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Kinesisk,Danish
Production companies Rosforth Films, Danish Documentary Production
Domestic distribution Michau+
International sale DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Danish festival release 06.11.2013, CPH:DOX
Danish theatrical release 30.11.2013
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Grand, Café Biografen (Odense), Biffen (Aalborg), Øst for Paradis (Århus), Humle Bio (Humlebæk), Nicolai Biograf (Kolding), Valby Kino
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DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Rosforth Films, Danish Documentary Production
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Dansk Skuespillerforbund, MEDIA (EU)
In colaboration with Sveriges Television, NRK, BBC, SBS Australia, Against Gravity, RTS
Domestic distribution Michau+

Direction

Direction Andreas Johnsen

Production

Producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Executive producer Andreas Johnsen
Executive producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Executive producer Eva Mulvad
Executive producer Phie Ambo
Executive producer Mikala Krogh
Executive producer Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Consultant Oliver Stilling
Consultant Jens Arentzen
Translation Sun Zhenyu
Translation Qian Xingchen
Translation Cassie
Translation Zhao Jing
Translation Peter Taylor
Translation Chen Yan
Translation Viky Zhu

Cinematography

Cinematographer Andreas Johnsen

Editing

Editor Adam Nielsen

Sound

Sound design Rasmus Winther Jensen

Visual effects

Graphic design Neil Kellerhouse
Colorist Sandra Klass

Appearance

Appearance Ai Weiwei

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Special Jury Mention 2014 Yangon, Human Rights Film Festival 2014
Best Documentary Film 2014 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2014

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
London Nordic Film Festival 2014-11-26
Dublin, Stranger than Fiction. Documentary Festival 2014-09-25
Zürich Film Festival 2014-09-25
Bergen International Film festival 2014-09-24
Message to Man 2014-09-20
Bitola International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers 2014-09-13
Marseille Festival International du Documentaire 2014-07-01
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014-06-18
Berlin Open Air 2014-06-17
Yangon, Human Rights Film Festival 2014-06-15
Bologna, Biografilm 2014-06-06
Docsbarcelona 2014-05-29
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2014-05-09
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2014-05-08
München Documentary Festival 2014-05-07
Leuven, Docville 2014-05-02
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2014-04-24
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2014-04-05
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2014-04-03
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2014-03-24
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2014-03-20
Oslo EuroDoc Film Festival 2014-03-19
Tampere Film Festival 2014-03-05
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2014-03-04
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2014-03-03
ZagrebDox 2014-02-23
Berlin, Cinema for Peace 2014-02-01
Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2014-02-01
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24
Amsterdam, IDFA 2013-11-20
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Hanne Munk Pedersen 2015-03-25
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2013-12-05
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jacob Wendt Jensen 2013-11-30
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Mikkel Fyhn Christensen 2013-11-30
Interview Politiken Rasmus Elmelund 2013-11-28