76 Days

76 Days

Hao Wu (2020)

93min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
With footage pooled by three film-makers - Hao Wu, Weixi Chen and an anonymous third - 76 Days combines stories from Day 1 of the Covid-19 outbreak in January 2020. Extraordinary access to four hospitals maps the front line of a public health crisis. Selflessness, panic and a lack of sleep drive the narrative as patients look for the exit. If you didn't know better, you'd think Steven Soderbergh, director of Contagion, had made it. Frightened locals are corralled while anonymous heroes are gaffer-taped into hazmat suits. But pockets of calm emerge: a manga face drawn on a gown, a lone ambulance on a bridge, or a nurse comforting a patient, saying, "We are your family now."

Summary

Documentary capturing the struggles of patients and frontline medical professionals battling the initial outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan. In Mandarin.

Cast & Crew

Director Hao Wu
Director Weixi Chen
Co-Director Anonymous

Other Information

Language: Mandarin +subtitlesColour
Documentary