Work / Film

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Premiered to a rapturous reception at the Sundance Film Festival last night, Alison Klayman’s remarkable portrait of the man dubbed “the Beijing Andy Warhol” is an up close and personal of this extraordinary artist/activist/brand. The journalist spent many months with him and has produced a work which brings out the very personal qualities of a man so often held up as a symbol. She captures the Chinese authorities’ attempts to disrupt his life and his work, as well as the impact this has on Weiwei and those around him. A powerful piece of work, as impressive as it is important.