Unmade In China
Unmade in China follows the experience of a Los Angeles filmmaker who finds himself in Xiamen, China trying to direct a thriller, in Chinese, using a translator. He soon discovers that the old adage of making a film three times in the writing, shooting, and editing is in fact the opposite in China, where his film is "unmade" three times - in the writing, shooting, and editing - with each subsequent stage of the process even more excruciating and devastating than the one that came before it.
Aside from a fun and frivolous tale that documents the trials and tribulations of an Angeleno making a film in China, this is also a cautionary tale, redolent with political resonance, about what compromises an artist suffers in order to make their work, and the measures he or she must take in order to sometimes right a wrong.
"Gutsy, hilarious filmmaking with global balance-of-power resonance." Ross McElwee, Filmmaker
"A brilliant documentary... Kofman is some sort of genius." Gig City
"This documentary is superb. I loved every little bit of it... Not only inspirational... It's absurd and fucked up, sure, but very funny." Film Bizzaro
Winner Best Documentary, 2012 Sydney Underground Film Festival
Winner Best Documentary, 2012 Edmonton International Film Festival
Winner Best Documentary, 2013 Bloody Hero International Film Festival
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