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Review: 24 City (2008)

Director(s): Jia Zhangke
Screenwriter(s): Jia Zhangke, Zhai Yongming
Cast: Lü Liping, Joan Chen, Zhao Tao
Length: 112 minutes
Country: China/Hong Kong/Japan

Of all the politically-minded directors of the last two decades, few have had their filmmaking style so innately ingrained in their ideology as the respected Jia Zhangke. 570 more words


Film Review: 'Mountains May Depart'

The cinema’s consummate chronicler of a China evolving so rapidly that its own citizens can scarcely keep apace, Jia Zhangke strikes a particularly melancholic chord in “Mountains May Depart,” a polymorphous snapshot of 21st-century capitalism and its discontents that also finds the filmmaker, like several of his characters, venturing for the first time outside of his home turf and mother tongue. 1,087 more words


The 68th Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet [End]

The 68th Cannes Film Festival opened up today and some of our favorites fashionista/actresses went to the big event. These A-list Chinese celebrities went to the Opening Ceremony of the festival (which will be happening from May 13th to 24th, 2015) and the premier of the movie ‘La Tête Haute’. 73 more words