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Directed by Walter Salles

Brazil 2015 98 mins.

Jia Zhangke (Mountains May Depart, The World, Still Life) is perhaps the foremost chronicler of the sudden impact of globalism on those unprepared for change. Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles (Central Station, On the Road, The Motorcycle Diaries) paints a moving portrait of the artist, capturing Jia as he visit his hometown and the places revealed in his moving films. As we meet Jia’s family, friends, and colleagues—interwoven with clips from his films—we come to not only know the filmmaker and the arc of his work, but to better understand the forces of social, political and economic change on people with an inadequate ability to respond. (Mandarin with English subtitles)

Genres: Documentary



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