Mountains May Depart
Director Zhangke Jia
Starring Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang
An ambitious tale of social upheaval in modern-day China. Set over
three time periods, and spanning 25 years, it involves a young
woman loved by two men, one rich and the other poor. At once an
intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic that leaps from the
recent past to the present to the speculative near-future, this is an
intensely moving study of how China’s economic boom, and the
culture of materialism it has spawned, has affected the bonds of
family, tradition, and love.
“Mountains May Depart speaks with taciturn eloquence” – British Film Institute
Average = 6.35
Six commenting on how slow the film was.
Got progressively worse.
A window on to life in China.
Style over substance.
Good end to season!