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A film by Jia Zhangke
Set against the spectacular landscape of the Three Gorges region, Jia Zhangke's humane and moving Golden Lion winner tells two contemplative and compassionate stories of a man and a woman searching for absent spouses in Fengjie - an ancient town on the Yangtze River which is being demolished and will soon vanish for ever in the flooding caused by the controversial Three Gorges hydroelectric dam project.
At the same time as offering a revelatory, thought-provoking portrait of people adrift in a world they no longer recognise, Still Life also reveals their energy, resilience and ability to reach new understandings.
I entered this condemned city with my camera and I witnessed demolitions and explosions. In the roaring noise and fluttering dust, I gradually felt that life really could blossom in brilliant colours, even in a place with such desperation'. Jia Zhangke
China | 2006 | colour | Mandarin language with optional English subtitles | 109 minutes | DVD-9 | Ratio 1.78:1 (16x9) | Region 2 DVD
Deeply moving and shot as a floating poet, Jia's STILL LIFE is destined to be one of the mopst unforgettable Chnese films of our time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by HAN XIAO