Writers Unlimited 2014: “Like Me”
Exchange your thoughts and idea’s with more than 80 (inter)national writers, journalists and poets during the annual international literature festival in The Hague. This years theme will focus on a highly discussed subject that keeps society busy on a daily basis: Social Media. From Thursday 16 January until Sunday 19 January 2014 visitors can enjoy interviews, films, music, readings and debates in English and Dutch.
The highlight of the program will be the Chinese writer Geling Yan. The contemporary novelist and screenwriter will be present on Friday 17 January and Saturday 18 January, to exchange her thoughts on social media and to recite parts of her written work.
Geling Yan was born in Shanghai and published her first novel in 1985, after being discharged from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) during the Cultural Revolution. After writing many short stories, essays, scripts and novels, several of her works have been adapted to screen (The Flowers of War, Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl). She also added screenwriter to her list, when she wrote the script for the movie Mei Lanfang. A biographical story about China’s greatest opera star.
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Until 1989, the village of Dafen in the city of Shenzhen, China was little more than a hamlet. It now has a population of 10,000, including hundreds of peasants-turned oil painters. In the many studios, and even in the alleyways, Dafen’s painters turn out thousands of replicas of world-famous Western paintings. Nobody thinks anything of an order for 200 Van Goghs. To meet their deadlines, painters sleep on the floor between clotheslines strung with masterpieces. In 2015, the turnover in painting sales was over $65 million. Directors Haibo and Kiki Tianqi Yu followed one of the painters, Xiaoyong Zhao. He and his family have painted around 100,000 Van Goghs. After all these years, Zhao feels a deep affinity with Van Gogh. He traveled to Europe to see the original works at the Van Gogh Museum, and to visit one of his best clients, an Amsterdam art dealer. This debut film is a fascinating, at times picturesque portrait of a village where artists pursue their dreams, but also have them shattered.