Beating several distribs to the chase, Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to "Mountains May Depart," the episodic drama by Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke. The film played in competition Wednesday in…
The cinema's consummate chronicler of a China evolving so rapidly that its own citizens can scarcely keep apace, Jia Zhangke strikes a melancholic chord in "Mountains May Depart."
Controversial director is lionized in the West, but his latest film is left on the shelf in China
Auteur portraits of fellow auteurs don't always make for illuminating films: The line between sincere mutual appreciation and smug mutual congratulation can be a fine one. Brazilian director Walter…
The Tokyo Filmex festival has set nine pictures for its international competition.
Brazilian director Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries," "Central Station") is directing documentary "Jia Zhang-ke by Walter Salles." The film is a documentary with a distinctly personal view, in…
Top Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke ("A Touch of Sin") will voyage into the future as he sets "Mountains May Depart" as his next film. The film, which starts production in October, will also be Jia's…
Variety's Cannes celebration of Huayi Brothers' 20th anniversary was a packed, power-player affair. Held May 18 at the Observatoire Francesco Smalto opposite the Palais des Festivals, Huayi…
Jane Campion ponders feminism and wardrobe; Gael Garcia Bernal gets playful; Jia Zhangke purrs sweetly.
Silence surrounds the release of Cannes prize-winning film "A Touch of Sin" in its domestic Chinese market. Chinese authorities have banned local media from reporting on the film or reviewing the…