by Ian Bennett in New Film on Tuesday 24 July 2012

Ai Weiwei might be one of the most influential artists of his time. Best known for his work on the Beijing Olympics’ Birdnest stadium, he is China’s most famous dissident artist, openly protesting his country’s government. Having been detained for 81 days, beaten by cops, with his Shanghai studio demolished, and fined $2 million by authorities, it’s a wonder he has the strength to carry on. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is a documentary about his struggle which opened at Sundance to acclaim.