BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Norwegian documentary

Rock Heart Beijing

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Rock Heart Beijing
Norge / 2008 / 58 min
DIRECTOR:
Karen Winther
Freedom of speech and rock'n'roll in modern day China

Kang Mao is the lead singer of the Chinese punk band Subs. In ROCK HEART BEIJING filmmaker Karen Winther follows the band on tour, both in China and in Norway, and through Kang Maos scene performances and her open-hearted confessions before the camera, the audience is given a fascinating insight into modern-day China. This intimate documentary film lets us see a world where playing rock'n'roll never lost its subversive and rebellious character, and where musicians strive for more than fame and fortune.

Karen Winther

Karen Winther (b. 1978) has worked for TV since 2004. ROCK HEART BEIJING is her debut. She has a Bachelor degree in TV-direction from Høyskolen in Lillehammer.