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Synopsis

Director: Jia ZHANGKE.
Starring: Zhao Tao Zhang Yi
, Liang Jin Dong, Dong Zijian, Sylvia Chang, Han Sanming.


Jia Zhangke’s extraordinary film is a generation-spanning drama that follows life in China from 1999 as commercial opportunities arise and the nature of life changes. In three distinct chapters, 1999, 2015 and 2025 (each shot in a different aspect ratio) Tao (played by the stunning Tao Zhao) marries into wealth and faces the comforts of money, but the loss of something more critical. By 2025, the family has split and father and son have moved to Australia, leaving Tao behind. Utterly compelling and fascinating from a great world filmmaker.

woman and boy hand in hand walking woman and man walking away from each other