This was cool. An art movie masquerading as an action movie. All the stories are strong, the first was my favourite, and they’re so heavily connected thematically that they never felt like a bunch of stories just strung together. 106 more words
PARIS (AP) — World cinema heavyweights including China’s Jia Zhangke, Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino and the United States’ Gus Van Sant will compete for prizes at next month’s Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced Thursday. 422 more words
Então descobri uma regra. Quando um ator fica seriamente bloqueado em sua interpretação, a primeira coisa a ser feita e verificada é o roteiro. A na escrita, necessariamente, algo de falso, algo não crível na maneira na que o personagem reage à situação em curso. 71 more words
China’s Jia Zhangke is to be awarded the Carrosse d’Or prize in May during the Cannes festival.
The prize is given annually by the French Directors’ Association (Societe des Realisateurs Francais), to an international recipient chosen for the innovative qualities, courage and independent-mindedness of his or her work. 251 more words
Time for another Masters of Cinema review, this time for Jia Zhangke’s 2004 Chinese film 世界 / The World. Originally screened in competition at the Venice Film Festival, it soon found its way onto the Eureka label on DVD and subsequently again on a Blu-ray/DVD dual-format release. 298 more words