Jia Zhangke

Minitrue: A Touch of Sin

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...

Jia Zhangke: China Must End Silence on Injustice

Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin (天注定), a film containing enough violence for critics to have conjured thoughts of Tarantino, won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Just prior to taking the prize, Jia told...

Jia Zhangke: “I Want to Bring About Change in China”

Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke’s new film, A Touch of Sin (天注定) screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month. While it lost the festival’s top prize to French-Tunisian director Abdellatif...

Jia Zhangke’s ‘A Touch of Sin’ Premieres in Cannes

Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin (天注定) screened today at the Cannes Film Festival, where it is being considered for the “Golden Palm,” the prestigious festival’s highest prize. Today’s...

In Search of Remembrance: Jia Zhangke’s I Wish I Knew

China Beat reviews I Wish I Knew, a documentary by Jia Zhangke: Jia’s best films are insistently about the articulation of “space” amid seemingly insurmountable constraints. In these films, Jia strives to engender a state of...

The Shanxi Trilogy: Films That Never Made It Back Home

From the Japan Times: Sometimes called the most significant of the current generation of Chinese film directors, Jia Zhangke (b. 1970) enjoys the distinction of never having had some of his finest work commercially shown in his...

(Un)Chinese Film

On the New Yorker’s site, Evan Osnos has a video report about filmmaker Jia Zhangke: Osnos’ blog post has additional links about Jia’s work.

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