An in-depth discussion with director Jia Zhangke about his new film, A Touch of Sin (2013), winner of Best Screenplay at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The film follows four ordinary individuals from four corners of China who each finds that violence may be the only way to preserve justice and self dignity in a system fraught with corruption, oppression, and convulsive change. Director Jia will discuss these pressing social issues in China today, as well as the creative process behind his film and the social function of cinema. The interview is in Chinese with English translations. Hosted by Xueli Wang.
Friday, October 4, 2013