BE­HE­MOTH ★★★★

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Di­rected by Zhao Liang Ter­ri­fy­ing doc­u­men­tary on China’s new age fol­low­ing the re­moval of ore from the earth to its pro­cess­ing and on to its use in the build­ing of shiny ghost cities. The poetic ed­i­to­ri­al­is­ing is un­nec­es­sary and crude. Shots of a man car­ry­ing a mir­ror on his back – point­ing to the past, you see – sug­gest noth­ing so much as a Depeche Mode video. But the doc­u­men­tary footage it­self is im­pres­sive, wor­ry­ing and of­ten bleakly beau­ti­ful. Club, IFI, Dublin, 91 min DC

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