One of the most unique voices in the global cinema world, China's Jia Zhangke is a great favorite on the festival circuit. His incredible run of high profile festival appearances continued this year with his I Wish I Knew
appearing in the Cannes Un certain Regard program, a boost of publicity that is now leading in to it's theatrical release.
Shanghai, a fast-changing metropolis, a port city where people come and
Shanghai has hosted all kinds of people - revolutionaries,
capitalists, politicians, soldiers, artists, and gangsters. Shanghai has
also hosted revolutions, assassinations, love stories.
Chinese Communists' victory in 1949, thousands of Shanghaiers left for
Hong Kong and Taiwan. To leave meant being separated from home for
thirty years; to stay meant suffering through the Cultural Revolution
and China's other political disasters.
As much a portrait of a city as of any particular people, you can check the trailer below.
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