Behemoth

Behemoth

A film by Zhao Liang | 2015 | 90 minutes

Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Zhao Liang’s visionary new film BEHEMOTH details, in one breathtaking sequence after another, the social and ecological devastation behind an economic miracle that may yet prove illusory.


REVIEWS

Critic’s Pick! “A feat of pictorial storytelling… Its haunting power grows in retrospect — as if you’ve returned from a journey and can’t believe what you’ve seen.”
— The New York Times

“Colossal in scope… BEHEMOTH seems to shudder with the destructive power of invisible, ubiquitous, and cruelly indifferent authority.”
— The New Yorker