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The World, the Chinese Struggle

At the Beijing World Park which focuses on  duplitecture, a couple faces relationship woes. Tao, a performer is dating a guard named Taisheng. After a string of miscommunication mishaps, the cracks in their relationship have begun to show. 371 more words

Chinese Film

Still Life 三峡好人(2006)

Release Date: 4 September 2006

Directed by: Jia ZhangKe 贾樟柯

Country: China

Another Jia ZhangKe film and it seems like he has a knack for making movies that reflect the problems Chinese citizens face by the government’s social and economic policy changes. 385 more words


The World 世界 (2004)

Release Date: 4 September 2004

Directed by: Jia ZhangKe 贾樟柯

Country: China

The World or Shi Jie (as it’s pronounced in Chinese) tells the story of multiple characters that work at a theme park in BeiJing called “World Park”. 356 more words


Moving pictures 2017, #15

More of the usual – China, Poland. France and Russia. I’m still trying to expand the nations whose films I watch, but I do have my favourite directors… 2,020 more words

Film Review

New Chinese Film Festival: Zhangke At It Again

Indiewire writer Zack Sharf recently reported that Chinese director Jia Zhangke is attempting to start an international film festival in China. Zhangke’s goal with the festival is to highlight local Chinese films, which is often ignored. 274 more words


Jia Zhangke, Marco Mueller Launch Pingyao Film Festival

China’s leading auteur film director Jia Zhangke has teamed with former Venice festival head Marco Mueller to launch the Pingyao International Film Festival. To be held in Pingyao Ancient City, in China’s Shanxi Province, the first edition of the festival will run October 19-26, 2017. 252 more words


Moving pictures, #7

For all my efforts to watch films from different countries, there seem to be a handful that appear more often than others – and they’re all in this one: India, China, Sweden, Germany and the US. 1,745 more words