76 Days

76 Days

A FILM BY: Hao Wu

*** WINNER - AFI FEST Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature ***

On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis in four hospitals, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories at the center of this pandemic—from a woman begging in vain to bid a final farewell to her father, a grandfather with dementia searching for his way home, a couple anxious to meet their newborn, to a nurse determined to return personal items to families of the deceased. These raw and intimate stories bear witness to the death and rebirth of a city under a 76-day lockdown, and to the human resilience that persists in times of profound tragedy.

In Chinese with English subtitles 

“[A] remarkable front-line report… An emotional-wringer… A work of true direct cinema… The camerawork and editing are extraordinary in their immediacy and their sensitivity to chaos, exhaustion and resilience — often all at once. There's tenderness too, and awe.” — The Hollywood Reporter
 
“By far, the most of-the-moment selection this year, an astonishingly candid and deeply wrenching portrait of death, suffering and compassion.” — The Washington Post

Technical Information

Production Year: 2020
Country of Origin: United States
Language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Run Time: 93 mins
Format: Digital