"I'm only talking to you because you are a friend and I know you will not use my name." Discussing independent cinema in China is a cloak-and-dagger activity, perhaps a dangerous one. China's film…
Auteur director's previous "A Touch of Sin" was not allowed a theatrical release in China, despite state financing.
20th anniversary edition of Busan festival runs to 308 titles.
Marcia Tambutti’s "Beyond My Grandfather Allende," Walter Salles’ "Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang" and Laurie Anderson’s "Heart of a Dog" figure among the highlights of the 63rd San Sebastian…
Selection is wide, regional and quality-oriented, but still influenced by politics, censorship
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…