24 City (Er shi si cheng ji)
- China/Hong Kong/Japan
- 112 min
- Directed by: Jia Hang-Ke
- Cast: Joan Chen, Tao Zhao, Jianbin Chen
Blending fictional and documentary storytelling techniques, Zhang-ke follows three generations of characters from the sub-provincial city of Chengdu, all of whom work at a state-owned airplane engine factory, which is to be closed down. An anthropologically rich and emotive work.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
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24 City (Er Shi Si Cheng Ji)28 May 2010
(U) 112min How does that Chinese proverb go? ‘If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.’ Sixth Generation Chinese filmmaker Zhang-ke Jia has been standing straight and telling it like it is for years. This brave and frequently brilliant…
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