MPI Home Video have officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray director Alison Klayman's award-winning documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012). The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on December 4th.
Earlier this year, the film was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, and won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
One of the most famous and successful artists in the world, Ai Weiwei has earned international acclaim as much for his provocative art works as for his political activism in the fight against oppression. In Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman is granted unprecedented access to Ai to present the first feature-length portrait of the sculptor, photographer, filmmaker and installation artist who was widely praised for his work on the "Bird's Nest" stadium for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. But that same year his criticism of the Chinese government following the Sichuan earthquake that claimed thousands of schoolchildren made him a target of the powers that be. Presenting a rare look inside modern China while documenting the courageous Ai's artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members, and his increasingly public clashes with the police and the government, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is a unique portrait of the man behind the headlines.
Note: Blu-ray.com has already reviewed the UK Blu-ray release of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, courtesy of Artificial Eye, here.