Cath Clarke in Guardians. Shot in more than 50 locations, the film includes a series of vignettes, some of which are rather bizarre, “sly” chronicling the country’s transition from “the world’s workshop to a society”. large consumer society”. In one scene, female factory workers perfect the finishing touches for high-end sex dolls: with great concentration, they “meticulously hand-paint pink nipples” and cut out the contours of the set. bikini. Elsewhere, we see the “capitalist superiority line” unfolding at a dizzying pace, as it rolls out plastic Christmas trees and Make America Great Again merchandise (“oh, ironically”). Ascension may focus on China, but it has something to say about income inequality and aspiration everywhere: we are all selling a dream that is beyond the reach of most people.
Ascension Danny Leigh says in FT. And while it may become like one of those old TV shows that invites British viewers to “giggle at foreigners,” it’s never patronizing: Kingdon told her movie It’s not about China like that – it’s about capitalism. “To gain sales skills, movies are a must-have.” I’m afraid I’ve found it’s “derivatives” and its “things to watch out for” to be uncombined, Beatrice Loayza said in New York Times: don’t we all know that China is both “the world’s largest producer and a huge market”? It’s hard not to be captivated by the film’s beautiful cinematography, but the “aesthetic of Chinese society” made me wonder if it was “just a kind of tourism”.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/arts-life/culture/film/955493/film-review-ascension Ascension review: gripping documentary on Chinese capitalism