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Jia Zhang-ke by Walter Salles
Archived: Jia Zhang-ke by Walter Salles - Jia Zhangke: A Guy from Fenyang (2014)

director: Walter Salles

With: Jia Zhang-ke, Walter Salles, a.o.

duration: 103 minutes
Docs , Documentary, Biography

Artists on Film
Film Fest Gent - Jia Zhang-ke by Walter Salles

With this film Jia Zhangke goes back to the location of all his films. He explores the genesis of his projects. He meets his leading actors, main collaborators, friends and "non-actors" who are the focus of his work. This is an affectionate portrait of Jia Zhangke's memory that also originates a peculiar outlook on the role of cinema. The version presented in Rome is a work in progress.

Walter Salles ('The Motorcycle Diaries', 'On the Road') hits the streets with a real revolutionary: Jia Zhang-ke, innovator in realist aesthetics, digital video and docufiction. "As useful a record as Olivier Assayas' 1997 doc on Hou Hsiao-hsien - one of Jia's key inspirators." (The Hollywood Reporter)


director: Walter Salles
producer: Maria Carlota Bruno
screenplay: Walter Salles, Jean-Michel Frodon
Editor: Joana Collier
Cinematography: Inti Briones
sound: Li Dan-feng

production company: Videofilmes Produçoes Artisticas

More info

dialogue: Mandarin
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Brazil - France
year: 2014


WALTER SALLES: Krajcberg - O Poeta dos Vestígios (1987), The Knife (1991), Foreign Land (1995), Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute (1995, video), Socorro Nobre (1996, short), Somos Todos Filhos da Terra (1998, short), Central Station (1998), Midnight (1998), Behind the Sun (2001), Castanha e Caju Contra o Encouraçado Titanic (2002, short), Guns and Peace (2003, short), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Dark Water (2005), Paris je t'aime (2006, segment), To Each His Own Cinema (2007,… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Walter Salles

1998:Central do brasil


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