“The effect of contemporary China’s accelerated economic development and social evolution on identity, tradition and human connection has always been the great defining theme of Jia Zhang-ke’s films. But his exploration of change, loss and regret has never felt more personal than in this film, a story that begins with a romantic triangle in 1999 in the director’s northern hometown of Fenyang, picks up in 2014 and then jumps forward to Australia in 2025. While that awkward final section shows Jia’s lack of assurance working in English, the misstep is instantly erased in a beautiful concluding sequence that reaffirms the film’s aching depth of feeling and extraordinary sense of place. (…)” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

Monday, 30.11.2015 – 10.00 pm, Screen 6 (presented by Michael Klier)
Tuesday, 01.12.2015 – 7.30 pm, Screen 8



+++ Berlin Premiere +++



OT: Shan he gu ren, 2015
Country: China, Japan, France
Production: Shanghai Film Group, XStream Pictures, MK Productions, Runjin Investment, Office Kitano, ARTE France Cinéma
Cast: Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Liang Jingdong, Dong Zijian, Sylvia Chang
Format: DCP / Coulour
Length: 131 min.
Language: Mandarin OV / English subtitles
World Sales: MK 2,
Distribution Germany: tba
Festivals: Cannes, Shanghai, Karlovy Vary, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Toronto, New York, Reykjavik, Busan, Zurich, Chicago etc.
Awards: San Sebastián