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Mountains May Depart
May 11, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 9:20 pm
Screening Wed. May 11.
NOTE 7:15 P.M. START TIME
Master director Jia Zhangke is the cinema’s consummate chronicler of a China evolving so rapidly that its own citizens can scarcely keep pace. MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART follows a single family as it is tossed about by time, tide and the onward march of progress over the span of a quarter-century. The film is enormously touching, highlighted by Jia’s rapturous image-making and a luminous central performance by the director’s regular muse (and wife), Zhao Tao.
“Few filmmakers working today look as deeply at the changing world as Mr. Jia does, or make the human stakes as vivid.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Like most of the indispensable Jia’s work, this triptych film, which jumps from 1999 to 2014 and then to 2025, is intimately engaged in the push-pull between tradition and progress.” – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
“Jia Zhang-ke’s… exploration of change, loss and regret has never felt more personal than in MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, English (English subtitles)
Length: 2 hr. 5 min.