‘The Observer’ is the portrait of the extraordinary and undetected work of a Chinese dissident artist, Hu Jie.
In the last 20 years he has made huge contributions to historical research by uncovering essential testimonies about the past of China, totalling more than 30 documentaries.
Although blacklisted, he has kept on his quest until recent time, when the pressure on him has tightened to a point where he has had to make a substantial retreat back to his first passion: painting. Despite this setback, Hu Jie’s desire to reach out to society and save the true history of China has not abandoned him.
This film is animated by the urgency of giving him his silenced voice back.
CRONOS FILM & DUGONG FILMS
Written and directed by RITA ANDREETTI
produced by RITA ANDREETTI and MATTEO BOSI
associate producers MARCO ALESSI, GIULIA ACHILLI
and MIRCO SGARZI
with HU JIE
cinematography MIRCO SGARZI (a.i.c. - IMAGO)
editing FABIO BIANCHINI PEPEGNA
sound EMANUELA COTELLESSA
color correction CORRADO IUVARA
distribution ICARUS FILMS & ICTV Solferino
Trailer by Sara Leavitt