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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

Drama

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

China

Netflix Instant Classic: A Touch of Sin

Genre: Foreign, Action, Drama, Indepenent

What’s it about? People grappling with varying forms of corruption in China.

Who’s in it? Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao… 548 more words

Reviews

I watched Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin in a film festival. This was his first film which I saw. But, as I have read and researched about him, and watched his other films, I saw a similarity between his method of filming and the methods used by Edward Yang and Hou Hsien Hsao. 3,225 more words

ARTICLES

Watch This Haunting Seven-Minute Film About China's Insane Air Pollution

Greenpeace East Asia today released a seven-minute film by director Jia Zhangke about China’s toxic air. The impressionistic piece, Smog Journeys, follows two families — one rural, one urban — as they live, play, and work in the country’s polluted northeast. 80 more words

city air

When I look out of my window, this time of year, it’s way too often a grey haze. So Jia Zhangke‘s short video hits home. 769 more words

Society