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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


Berlinale: Jia Zhangke, MK2 Reteam for 'Money & Love' (EXCLUSIVE)

Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke, whose latest movie, “Mountains May Depart,” competed at Cannes in 2015, is reteaming with French studio MK2 on his next directorial effort, “Money & Love,” a tumultuous love story set in China’s crime world. 270 more words


Moving pictures 2017, #6

This was going to be a post without a US film… But I had to do a bit of juggling after realising that  I’m going to have watch… 1,972 more words


Moving pictures 2017, #3

Why do I do it? I know superhero films are rubbish, and I know that watching them just irritates the shit out of me… but I still end up sticking them on my rental list. 2,301 more words