In Title Matchup we pit two films with the exact same title against each other to see which comes out on top. Today’s versus match is between Jia Zhangke’s Still Life (2006) and Uberto Pasolini’s Still Life (2013). 385 more words
There are always one or two duds in these omnibus things, so let’s get those out of the way. Beautiful 2016’s first short is an embarrassing Ozu homage that repurposes his hometown (Kamakura) and his one-time actress (Kyoko Kagawa), though if you’re going to steal from the master, at least do us the favor of making off with some of his good humor. 446 more words
The 18th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival will honor Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke and Indian filmmaker Sai Paranjpye with ‘Excellence in Cinema’ awards.
The festival that runs Oct. 222 more words
Paris-based MK2 has signed a co-production and distribution deal with Fabula Entertainment, the recently-launched company of Chinese director-turned-producer Jia Zhangke.
The deal covers film development and production, international distribution, and support for Open Village, a network of art cinemas being established by Fabula in China. 192 more words
Written by Fraser Elliott and Andy Willis.
Until recently, the distribution and exhibition of Chinese language films in the UK had followed a familiar pattern for a number of decades: Like most subtitled foreign language cinema, they were bought by distribution companies specialising in arthouse fare, who would subsequently release them onto the… 1,365 more words