H6

Dir. Yé Yé, 2021, 113 min
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Showings

The Picturehouse Fri, Mar 4 1:30 PM
Big Ragtag Sat, Mar 5 8:45 PM
Film Info
Original Language:Chinese
Subtitles:Full

Description

The Sixth People’s Hospital is one of the largest in Shanghai. Inside, the corridors are bustling with patients and their families, whose lives have been turned upside down, and medical staff who are being stretched to their limits. H6 follows a series of interconnected stories and masterfully captures the emotional pressure cooker with a sensitive observational lens. From road accident victims to those struggling with illnesses caused by rampant pollution, each patient is confronted with the intersection of hypercapitalism and cultural traditions that lead to impossible decisions and unwieldy medical bills. A fascinating look at the realities of an overwhelmed health system, the film uses a gentle approach that reveals the humanity in this sterile environment. (CT)