Maltese filmmaker’s documentary a hit with the Chinese
Set to the music of Chinese rock band Cold Blooded Animals, “Art Break-in” takes viewers into the bleak lives of a group of young Chinese students.
These students compete with millions others in the annual entrance exams for the Central Fine Arts Academy in Beijing and other leading fine arts institutions.
The background is the gritty and grim cityscape of present-day China. The frantic and grueling preparation of the group of four young friends is rendered all the more heartbreaking by the sacrifices made by their parents.
This film gives an uncensored look into the lives of these young people and the viewers are forced to become the fly on the wall.