Mountains May Depart

Times:

  • 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Friday, April 8, 2016

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Filmworks presents the Chinese drama “Mountains May Depart,” a candidate for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film follows the life of an easygoing drifter, Tao, and those closest to her in three time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025. The multi-generational story examines how China’s economic boom and a culture of materialism has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love. Tao’s story, both colorful and moving, shows more than just Chinese history; it’s an ever-changing study of what it means to be human. Written and directed by the acclaimed master filmmaker Jia Zhangke, who is regarded a leader in the Sixth Generation movement of Chinese cinema. Starring Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, and Jing Dong Liang. In Cantonese, Mandarin, and English, with English subtitles.

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Director: Jia Zhangke
China/France/Japan • 131 minutes • Not rated

SCREENING SPONSOR:
Central California Asian Pacific Women (CCAPW)

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Filmworks thanks Jewel FM 99.3, The Fresno Bee, Vida en el Valle, and Stella Artois for their ongoing support.

Reviews

"Few filmmakers working today look as deeply at the changing world as Jia Zhangke does, or make the human stakes as vivid." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Perhaps the film’s most striking quality is its restraint. Thematically and stylistically, it’s a film of quiet medium shots, long takes, and clear but evasive words. Every choice is tiny, but humane and usually deliberate." — Blake Goble, Consequence of Sound
"Few filmmakers working today look as deeply at the changing world as Jia Zhangke does, or make the human stakes as vivid." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Perhaps the film’s most striking quality is its restraint. Thematically and stylistically, it’s a film of quiet medium shots, long takes, and clear but evasive words. Every choice is tiny, but humane and usually deliberate." — Blake Goble, Consequence of Sound

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.