- General info
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 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.
- Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han, Lizhen Ma, Hongwei Wang, Kai Chen, Ronghu Chen, Jian Chieng, Chuanan Fang, Zhongming He, Yong Huang, Deping Jiang, Shiping Jiang, Tianyah Lan, Bin Li
- Zhang Ke Jia
- Zhang Ke Jia, Na Guan
- Jia Zhang-ke
- Sanxia haoren
- BFI Video
- Drama, Romance
- China, Drama, Romance
2006 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 109 minutes
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
- Feature Commentary by Tony Rayns
- Dong (Jia Zhangke, 2006, 66 minutes) a documentary companion piece to Still Life on painter Liu Xiaodong
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- Still Life review by TE
This is an extraordinary work by a great film director. It is a gripping mixture of fictional narrative, documentary and unscripted slice of life in a changing world, with a dash of spacecraft from another world throw in.
One of the bonuses of immersion in world cinema is the insight gained into daily life in other countries. This film delivers many riches on that score. We are given fascinating glimpses into Chinese life at a time of harsh transition.
At the same time, the director engages us fully in the twin tales of search for loved ones.
Most of the actors are non-professionals, and the two leads give an acting lesson in 'less is more'.
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