- Jia Zhangke
- Wu Jiang, Vivien Li, Lanshan Luo
Comprised of four separate tales, director Jia Zhangke’s latest film is a meditation on violence in contemporary China. “A blistering fictionalized tale straight out of China, A Touch of Sin is at once monumental and human scale. A story of lives rocked by violence, it has the urgency of a screaming headline but one inscribed with visual lyricism, emotional weight and a belief in individual rights. You can feel the conviction of its director, Jia Zhangke—one of the few filmmakers of any nationality who weighs the impact of social and political shifts on people—in every shot.” (Manohla Dargis, NY Times) In Mandarin. Winner of the Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival and an official selection of the New York Film Festival. The film is cited on numerous critics’ lists as one of the best films of 2013. Cosponsored with the East Asia Program.