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Mao's New Suit

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Where to buy
 
360 Degree Films
GPO Box 2009
Darwin NT 0800
tel: +61 4 1853 0550
email: sally@360degreefilms.com.au
web: www.360degreefilms.com.au
 
Reviews
 
'In Sun Jian and Guo Pei, Ingleton has found two thirty year old women who may redefine what many think of life behind the bamboo curtain....'
MICHAEL BODEY BEAT MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA ,15 October 1997
 
..'the upbeat, energetic Mao's New Suit, a thoroughly enjoyable look at two fashion designers trying to "individualise" women's clothing in modern China.
SUN HERALD, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA , 5 October 1997
 
.Ingleton's doco is skilfully made. Having made the correct decision that this is definately a story that tells itself, there is no brain numbing voice over narration. Instead the camera prowls around the periphery of a fascinating environment that will be foreign to many viewers.
LEIGH PAATSCH, HERALD SUN, MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA 11 October 1997
 
Having watched last week's Hong Kong handover to China, I found it hard not to come away with the feeling that some unnamed threat hung over Hong Kong's capitalist future; that the disheartening regime in Peking might yet grab the first excuse to renege on its promise of "one country two systems". But from Mao's New Suit (Channel 4), it is clear that China has been operating a flourishing system of "one country, two systems" at home for some time....
JOE JOSEPH, THE TIMES, LONDON UK 8 July 1997
 
In Mao's New Suit we see the new China that's emerged in the last capitalist roader generation through the yees of two young Chinese fashion designers Guo Pei and Sun Jian, idealistic but ambitious Beijing dwellers who visit the Shanghai fashion fair in search of fame and fortune. Sally Ingleton's excellent film achieves the technical feat of narrating the story in the (subtitled) words of Guo Pei and Sun Jian, and probably tells us more about the state of China today than half a dozen worthy news bulletins.
OBSERVER, LONDON UK 8 July 1997
 
You may have thought that with the Hong Kong handover we'd been overexposed to all things Chinese, but Mao's New Suit found a truly different approach to the world's most enigmatic nation. The programme follows two young (and humblingly pretty) fashion designers who sought to bring imagination, originality and colour out of the closet......As we followed them through the verdant countryside to booming Shanghai against a soundtrack of Chinese folk songs, modern pop and military marches, we glimpsed a far more three-dimensional China than the one seen in the handover coverage.
CRISTINA ODONE, TELEGRAPH, UK 8 July 1997
 
...Not only is the film full of optimism and character but it also offers intimate glimpses of a changing China...
EVENING STANDARD, UK 8 July 1997
 
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