Of Color and Ink


Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):101
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Original Language:Chinese
Subtitles (Language):English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Paul Chang
Weimin Zhang
Director:Weimin Zhang
Executive Producer:Ming Feng
Szteo Yuenkit
John Chu
Steve Ujlaki
Producer(s):Weimin Zhang
Xiao Yu
Screenwriter:Weimin Zhang
Cinematography:Weimin Zhang
Music By:Peter Kam
Editor:Weimin Zhang


Winner Best International Feature Documentary Film Award  at The 47th Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Winner Best Feature Documentary Film Award at The China (Guangzhou) International Documentary Film Festival

The wonderful Of Color and Ink uncovers the creative, political, and spiritual journeys of China’s foremost 20th-century painter Chang Dai-chien (1899-1983). The film follows his unusual life journey from pre-Communist China to Argentina, the jungles of Brazil; his much acclaimed exhibits in Paris and Germany in the 1960s; as well as his final years in California and Taiwan, in a thirty-year exile in the West that has been shrouded in mystery.

Director Zhang Weimin’s captivating film explores Chang Dai-chien’s pursuit of a vision of Peach Blossom Spring, a utopian ideal of harmony and tolerance, in a world far removed from the traditional China he left behind, as he moved from East to West to become the first Chinese artist to achieve international renown, whose works today command the highest auction prices of any of any post World War II painter.

Through innovative techniques and visual styles, “Of Color and Ink” spectacularly offers an illuminating, refreshing, artistic, and entertaining exploration of an emblematic influential figure in 20th century art.

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