A Sundance special jury winner, Alison Klayman’s debut doc is a remarkable portrait of a portrait of a remarkable artist: Ai Weiwei. From co-designing Beijing’s ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium to critiquing the Chinese authorities, he’s as uncompromising as he is unapologetic.
Trailing him for three years, Klayman covers significant ground – from his early NYC days to his 2010 Tate Modern sunflower-seed installation.
Arguably she’s too close to be truly objective. But the finale, as Ai’s Twitter tirades lead to a serious human-rights breach, will make your blood boil.