Ash is Purest White (China/Japan/France, 2018) [AFI FEST 2018]

Ash is Purest White is no exception within Jia Zhangke’s cinema in terms of its sweeping scope. Platform (2000) charted the late 1970s to the late 1980s and Mountains May Depart (2015) spans from 1999 […]

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on Nov, 14 · in Reviews

Jia Zhangke: A Guy From Fenyang (Brazil, 2014)

Like criss-crossing rail lines denoting movement both forwards and backwards, so the documentary Jia Zhangke: A Guy From Fenyang, directed by Walter Salles, focuses on Jia and his memories both personal and filmic. The constant […]

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on May, 26 · in Reviews

Mountains May Depart (China, 2015)

It’s unlikely that Jia Zhangke will ever make a totally straight genre movie, but he has nonetheless been drawn to populist, even pulpy, narratives of late as a means of sketching his social commentaries. Jia’s […]

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on Nov, 05 · in Reviews

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