Tuesday 6th February 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Set in China and Australia, this award winning film is a comment on the effects of China’s culture of materialism on family, tradition and love. The film opens in 1999 when Tao, a young school teacher (played by the director’s wife) chooses to marry Jingsheng, one of China’s new rich entrepreneurs and rejects Liangzi, a mere miner and the film follows her life over 3 different time periods from 1999 to 2025, each shot in a different aspect ratio.
China-Japan-France 2015 – partly in Mandarin and Cantonese with subtitles – directed by Jia Zhangke – with Tao Zhao, Zhang Yi, Liang Jin Dong, Dong Zijian, Sylvia Chang, Han Sanming – 126 min
Few filmmakers working today look as deeply at the changing world as Jia Zhangke does, or make the human stakes as vivid – NY TIMES
This giddily ambitious new movie from the Chinese film-maker begins relatively conventionally, before spinning out into a commentary on globalisation and a glimpse of a bravura new world – GUARDIAN