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A Touch of Sin (2013)

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

Media Diet

Selfie Sticks Discouraged At Cannes Film Festival

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


BY: Jia Zhangke

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


In a Nutshell: Xiao Wu (1997)

Director(s): Jia Zhangke
Screenwriter(s): Jia Zhangke
Cast:  Hongwei Wang, Hao Hongjian
Length: 108 minutes
Country: Hong Kong/China

Jia Zhangke makes difficult films – difficult to make and often difficult to watch. 143 more words


China's Jia Zhangke to Receive French Honor at Cannes

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


世界 / The World (Jia Zhangke, 2004)

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

Masters Of Cinema

A Touch of Sin

A Touch of Sin , directed by Jian Zhangke, blew me away.

I think I was expecting a movie about love affairs or something with a touch, i.e. 251 more words