Xiao Jia Going Home (China's Past, Present, Future on Film series)
Damien Ounouri. France/China. 2008. 54 min. Documentary. Digibeta.
Leading Chinese Sixth Generation filmmaker Jia Zhangke returns home to Fenyang in Shanxi province after winning the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival for Still Life (2006). The experiences of his childhood, the people he grew up with, and the changing landscape of his home town gave Jia the inspiration to make his first films. The documentary forms a poignant inquiry into the past of the director's life and Chinese society at the same time.
Post-screening Q&A with Jia Zhangke.
DOKU.ARTS International Festival for Films on Art
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