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Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke Back at Cannes with "Mountains May Depart": A Conversation about Changing China with the Director

Karin Badt | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Jia Zhangke's Mountains May Depart, a three-act movie beginning in 1999 and ending in 2025, seems very light in the first act.

Matt Sheehan

Chinese Director's Film Shows How Smog Changes Everything | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

Smog has darkened Beijing’s skies and sullied the city’s reputation, but northern China’s persistent pollution plague is now getting more artful...

A Touch of Sin or the Turin Horse

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

You may reconsider your views on gun control after seeing Jia Zhangke's parable of modern China A Touch of Sin. It's as if you gave Stockman, the cru...

Movies: New York Film Festival 2013 #1 -- Japan And China Step Up

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The New York Film Festival opens on September 27 with a screening of the Tom Hanks Oscar-hopeful Captain Phillips.

Steven Spielberg and Jury Discuss the Winners of Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

No one at Cannes was surprised that Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d'Or this year. Three hours long, this simple story...

Chinese Society: Racing Forward, Not Cracking Up

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Chinese society is racing forward, but the traditional pillars of individual identity -- the family and the nation -- remain robust. It remains a society of "belongers." Outsiders are, now and forever, outcasts.