VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Shan he gu ren

V' 15

Shan he gu ren

Mountains May Depart

Jia Zhangke
China/Japan/F, 2015
Fiction, 126min, OmeU

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Shan he gu ren

Jia Zhangke
China/Japan/F, 2015
Fiction, 126min, OmeU

Actors: 
Zhao Tao
Tao
Sylvia Chang
Mia
Zhang Yi
Zhang Jinsheng
Liang Jin Dong
Liangzi
Dong Zijian
Dollar
Screenplay: 
Jia Zhangke
Sound: 
Zhang Yang
Camera: 
Yu Lik-Wai
Editor: 
Matthieu Laclau
Composer: 
Yoshihiro Hanno
Decoration: 
Liu Qiang
Costume: 
Hua Li

Production: 
Xstream Pictures
Office Kitano
Arte France Cinéma
World Sales: 
MK2
Format: 
DCP
Color

China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar... From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed. “I actually thought about setting the ‘2025’ chapter in North America, in a city like Vancouver, Toronto or New York with a large Chinese-immigrant community. I opted for Australia because it’s in the southern hemisphere. Even though it only takes eight hours to fly from Shanghai to Perth, it is still the other side of the planet. The hot summer down-under coincides with China’s deep winter. The huge contrast in seasons gives me a feeling of great distance. The film’s characters exile themselves to a place towards the end of the sky, and it feels almost impossible that they can ever return.” (Jia Zhangke)