Excerpt: Jia Zhangke e’ sembre stato capace di far esplodere le contraddizioni della grande locomotiva cinese, raccontando con sguardo antonioniano i paradossi e la crudelta’ di un mondo nuovo, spinto ad una crescita insensibile alle ragioni degli uomini.
Excerpt: Jia isn’t just holding a mirror up to his own country, he’s holding a mirror up to America as well. There’s something startlingly universal about A Touch of Sin that should give us all pause to reflect on why this all seems so familiar.
Excerpt: It all works very well, and quite possibly because Zhangke doesn’t labor too hard to draw his connections or underline any similarities. He builds his case gradually, starting with the more visceral action movie tropes before slowly inching the rug out from under his audience.