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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (movie)
'The Fake Case' shows Ai Weiwei under duress, pushing on
'The Fake Case' shows Ai Weiwei under duress, pushing on

Among the keenly observed moments in the new documentary about Ai Weiwei is an exchange between the artist, under house arrest in China on trumped-up charges, and his mother. "If this was 1957 they would have killed you already," she tells him, and the weight of that observation registers on the seemingly fearless provocateur's face. In 1957, the year of Ai's birth, Maoist China began a purge of intellectuals. Ai's poet father was reduced to cleaning toilets. No such obscurity has befallen the subject of "Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case," whose large-scale conceptual works have made him a leading figure on the international art scene, albeit one who can no...

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