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Mountains May Depart

Mountains May Depart

On the cusp of the capitalist explosion in China in 1999, Shen Tao has two suitors: Zhang, an aspiring entrepreneur, and his best friend Liangzi, who works in a coal mine. Shen Tao chooses Zhang – a man with a future. 15 years later, she is estranged from her son. An intensely moving study of how China’s economic boom – and the culture of materialism it has spawned – has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love.


Mountains May Depart


Jia Zhanke

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Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature


151 minutes




Thu 22 Sept, 8.45pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 8
Sun 25 Sept, 1.00pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 8

Caribbean Premiere

About the Director(s):

Jia Zhanke

Jia Zhanke

Jia Zhangke is from, Fenyang, Shanxi, China. He has emerged as the leading figure of the sixth generation of Chinese filmmakers and one of international cinema’s most celebrated artists. He was the 2006 winner of the Venice Film Festival Golden Lion award for his movie, Still Life. Jia’s previous movie, The World, was nominated for a Golden Lion at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. He has garnered international praise for his films Platform, Unknown Pleasures, and The World. His 2013 film A Touch of Sin, selected in Competition at the Festival de Cannes 2013 won the Best Screenwriter Award.

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