Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 24th February 2:00 PM - Theatre By The Lake

Mountains May Depart

Director: Jia Zhangke Country:
Cert: TBC Year: 2015 Length: 131 minsLanguage: China
F-Rated
2018 Festival
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  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

Mountains May Depart is a film by Jia Zhangke, who has spent most of his 20-year career sounding off on the downside of what he considers his country's too-enthusiastic embrace of globalization, and the influence of Western capitalism and ideals (read: greed) that come with it. Set in 1999, 2014 and 2025, Mountains May Depart revolves mostly around its everyday heroine, Tao (Zhao Tao, Jia's muse on and offscreen), a woman caught somewhere between the dream and the reality of modern China.

Critics

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Jia's languid style and exquisite framing complement his understated approach to the material, which opts for depth over melodrama. ...Mountains ... is grounded in Zhao's delicate performance, a character caught between progress and tradition, her life running in place, each day blending into the next.
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San Francisco Chronicle



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