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Um Artista Batedor de Carteiras

Xiao Wu / The Pickpocket (1997 – CHI/HK) 

O batedor de carteiras Xiao Wu (Hongwei Wang) é de Fenyang, assim como o diretor Jia Zhang-Ke. O cineasta usa o trambiqueiro para apresentar as mudanças que ele observa em sua cidade natal, no seu cotidiano de vida. 150 more words


Volta Pra Casa

Going Home / Xiaoshan Huijia (1995 – CHI) 

A estreia experimental de Jia Zhang-Ke já tratava do fluxo de chineses. Flertando com a Nouvelle Vague, e utilizando-se de um conjunto de fragmentos de cenas, Jia segue a via crucis de um cozinheiro (Hongwei Wang) que, sem dinheiro, tenta voltar para casa no Spring Festival (tempo do Ano Novo Chinês). 86 more words


A Touch Of Sin

It’s beautiful.
It’s serious.
It’s depressing.
I loved it.

Interwoven stories taken from recent real life Chinese news stories culled from Weibo that paint a portrait of its citizens struggling to cope with the dehumanising onslaught of capitalism. 378 more words


Odds and Ends: A Touch of Sin

Zhao Tao with blade and topknot ponytail.

I recently revisited my favorite film of 2013, Jia Zhang-Ke’s A Touch of Sin, thanks to Kino/Lorber’s stellar new Blu-ray, an occasion that caused me to realize how much my… 737 more words

Film Reviews

Platform - Cultural Change in China

In the film Platform, Jia Zhang-Ke uses cinematic techniques and style in the form of music to tell the story of young performers part of a cultural troupe from Fenyang. 138 more words

Tian zhu ding (2013) : Revisiting Violence in Modern China



To be really frank I’ve never made a review of a artistic movie with layers of interpretations like this movie offers. I also don’t have a credible interpretation myself, so I’ll quote some necessary interpretations and statements here. 694 more words