Art Blog - Jia Zhangke - Empty Kingdom

Director Jia Zhangke’s politically-charged feature A Touch of Sin // 天註定 enters the thematically similar lives of four individuals in their struggles against financial / immoral realities.

Synopsis can be read as follows (via Cannes Film Festival 2013):

“An angry miner revolts against the corruption of his village leaders.

 

A migrant worker at home for the New Year discovers the infinite possibilities a firearm can offer.

 

A pretty receptionist at a sauna is pushed to the limit when a rich client assaults her.

 

A young factory worker goes from job to job trying to improve his lot in life.

 

Four people, four different provinces. A reflection on contemporary China: that of an economic giant slowly being eroded by violence.”

Watch the full length trailer down at the bottom of this page.

Art Blog - Jia Zhangke - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Jia Zhangke - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Jia Zhangke - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Jia Zhangke - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Jia Zhangke - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Jia Zhangke - Empty Kingdom

Trailer for A TOUCH OF SIN // 天註定.

A Touch of Sin // 天註定, 2013

Jia Zhangke


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