Home > Entertainment > Film
  print button email button

Friday, April 17, 2009

SHORT TAKES

24 City


Director: Jia Zhangke

Language: Mandarin

News photo

Director Jia Zhangke's latest film examines the 50-year history of a gigantic state-owned munitions factory complex in the city of Chengdu, southwest China, which is being demolished and replaced with a luxurious condo complex called 24 City. Interweaving interviews with former employees of the factory and fictional monologues by actors, the dialogue conveys the effect of the nation's rapidly changing economy on people's lives. Blurring the line between fiction and nonfiction, Jia beautifully captures a fading culture.



Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.