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— by Sam C. Mac: Obscure even by art-house standards, Chinese actress and filmmaker Song Fang’s 2012 feature-length directorial debut, Memories Look at Me, was a small structuralist marvel: an autobiographical work starring Song alongside her own parents, shot in her family home, that breaks from its initially documentary feel through a calculated juxtaposition of fictionalized sequences that alternate in tone and tempo, and provide a narrativized focus that seems somehow closer to “real” than a straight documentary on Song’s family might’ve been. Abbas Kiarostami was said to be a big fan of the film…

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