Genre: Foreign, Action, Drama, Indepenent
What’s it about? People grappling with varying forms of corruption in China.
Who’s in it? Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao… 548 more words
Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin is a shockingly bleak and sad tale of ordinary Chinese lives blighted by catastrophe in a rapidly changing modern world, giving the audience a good drubbing and with only a glimmer of hope at the end. 1,458 more words
Over the Christmas break I helped my Dad begin his own blog, A Touch of Film, as an outlet for the reams of film reviews that he turns out each month. I've reposted his first published review, a semi-collaborative effort between both of us that was written up from our extensive discussions of Jia Zhangke's direct and exquisitely composed Cannes prize-winner. Enjoy!
Winning the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival obviously doesn’t get you much cachet here in America, since it only opened in very limited release, received a low amount of media promotion, and made less than $100,000 at the box office. 124 more words