Jia Zhangke is a prominent name in Chinese independent film industry, whose films have received critical praise and have been recognized internationally. In his films, Jia tends to focus on humanity and narrate stories in a documentary way rather than using magic realism. His films treat themes of alienated youth, contemporary Chinese history and globalization. […]

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ÉCU Spotlight: The Chinese Indie Film Scene

… As ÉCU was in Beijing last week, we thought we’d delve into the Chinese indie film scene a bit more. Since we’re well aware of the difficulties surrounding independent filmmaking in general, we’re even more impressed by those who strive to create their work in places where it is a real struggle. In light […]

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