Elephant Sitting Still
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An Elephant Sitting Still
Fan Chao’s travel made possible through the generous support of the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation.
The much-talked-about elephant in Hu Bo’s “An Elephant Sitting Still” never appears onscreen, but it isn’t an imaginary beast. The sedentary pachyderm is rumored to live in Manzhouli, a city in the Inner Mongolia region of northern China, some distance from the gray industrial city where the film’s ...