Directed by Jia Zhangke • 2015 • China
Starring Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Jindong Liang
Visionary filmmaker Jia Zhangke scales new heights with MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART. Starring the luminous Zhao Tao, the film is both an intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic about how China’s capitalist experiment has affected the lives of one splintered family, leaping in time from the past to the present to a speculative future. The result 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.