Jia’s film “Still Life” drowns in a particular type of hopelessness against which its characters struggle, one perhaps unique to FengjieRead More
Author: Daniel Weaver
About The Author
Daniel Weaver is a recent graduate and writer currently based in Boston. He studied Mandarin in Beijing and in Harbin, and writes here about Chinese film.
Li Yuhe’s “Absurd Accident” is a well-executed exercise in what comic writers have known since Shakespeare: an audience loves knowing more than the characters.Read More
Zhang Yang’s 2015 work, Paths to The Soul, follows a group of Tibetan villagers on a 1200 km (or about 750 miles) pilgrimage to Lhasa, the Tibetan capital. It’s probably not a documentary, though it damn well looks like one.Read More