To hear Jia Zhangke's cinema described is to brace yourself for dry, dull lectures on the state of the world today, but to watch his work is to discover worlds as fascinating as anything the George Lucases of the industry can imagine.
Jia Zhangke’s sprawling tale of love, ego and societal change in modern China is an entrancing look at how the cycles we often find ourselves in are just part of the universe’s design.
That Shelf spoke exclusively with the acclaimed filmmaker Jia Zhangke about his new film Ash is Purest White, his fascination with the gangster genre, the challenges of maintaining ones voice, and how to use Disco music.
Does Mountains May Depart live up to Jia Zhangke's previous film A Touch of Sin?
Mountains May Depart TIFF 2015 review.