films seen
13
average score
2.38*
nationality
China - 50 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The man who dragged China's arthouse legacy into the 21st century. While the rest of China was trying to create a new cinematic identity, he built upon the remnants of the 5th Generation. Jia made some decent films, but overall I'm not a big fan.

Solid pieces

I Wish I Knew poster

I Wish I Knew

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Hai Shang Chuan Qi
Specifics: China [2010] - 125 mins
Genre: Documentary, History
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3.5
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24 City

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Er Shi Si Cheng Ji
Specifics: Japan, Hong Kong [2008] - 112 mins
Genre: Drama
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3.5
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Still Life

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Sanxia Haoren
Specifics: Hong Kong, China [2006] - 111 mins
Genre: Drama
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3.5
The World poster

The World

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Shijie
Specifics: Japan, France [2004] - 143 mins
Genre: Drama
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3.5

The inoffensive

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A Touch of Sin

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Tian Zhu Ding
Specifics: Japan, France [2013] - 130 mins
Genre: Action, Crime
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Ash Is Purest White poster

Ash Is Purest White

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Jiang Hu Er Nv
Specifics: Japan, France [2018] - 136 mins
Genre: Drama, Romance
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2.5

Jia doing Jia. There isn't much here that sets it apart from his other films. The slight crime influences are quite recent, but apart from that it's just another film on rural China turning urban. America's cultural influences, horrid fashion and the contrast between old and new. I have to say it's all getting more than a little stale.

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Mountains May Depart

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Shan He Gu Ren
Specifics: Japan, France [2015] - 126 mins
Genre: Drama, Romance
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2.5
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Artisan Pickpocket

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Xiao Wu
Specifics: Hong Kong, China [1997] - 108 mins
Genre: Drama
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2.5

Dubious filler

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Useless

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Wuyong
Specifics: Hong Kong, China [2007] - 80 mins
Genre: Documentary
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2.0
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Dong

by Zhangke Jia
Specifics: Hong Kong, China [2006] - 66 mins
Genre: Drama, Documentary
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2.0

Big nopes

Venice 70: Future Reloaded poster

Venice 70: Future Reloaded

by Hala Abdallah, John Akomfrah, Catherine Breillat, Júlio Bressane, Rama Burshtein, Antonio Capuano, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Isabel Coixet, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Claire Denis, Lav Diaz, Amit Dutta, Atom Egoyan, Aleksey Fedorchenko, Frédéric Fonteyne, James Franco, Lluís Galter, Haile Gerima, Aleksey German, Amos Gitai, Sang-soo Hong, Benoît Jacquot, Zhangke Jia, Semih Kaplanoglu, Abbas Kiarostami, Yorgos Lanthimos, Pablo Larraín, Tobias Lindholm, Guido Lombardi, Jazmín López, Samuel Maoz, Pietro Marcello, Brillante Mendoza, Celina Murga, Amir Naderi, Shirin Neshat, Nicolás Pereda, Franco Piavoli, Giuseppe Piccioni, Edgar Reitz, João Pedro Rodrigues, Walter Salles, Paul Schrader, Ulrich Seidl, Luca Severi, Sion Sono, Jean-Marie Straub, Tusi Tamasese, Tariq Teguia, Pablo Trapero, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Teresa Villaverde, Bing Wang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Andrew Wonder, Yonfan, Krzysztof Zanussi, Karim Aïnouz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jan Cvitkovic, Davide Ferrario, Monte Hellman, Marlen Khutsiev, Milcho Manchevski, Franco Maresco, Salvatore Mereu, Ermanno Olmi, Michele Placido, Todd Solondz, Shekhar Kapur, Heeraz Marfatia, Kim Ki-duk, Shinya Tsukamoto
Specifics: USA [2013] - 120 mins
Genre: Documentary
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1.0
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Xiaoshan Going Home

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Xiaoshan Huijia
Specifics: China [1995] - 59 mins
Genre: Drama
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1.0

Irritation overload

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Platform

by Zhangke Jia
Also know as: Zhantai
Specifics: Japan, Hong Kong [2000] - 154 mins
Genre: Drama, History
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