A Touch of Sin
Jia Zhang-ke / CN, JP, FR, 2013 / 133 min.
Social drama, martial arts film and fable rolled into one. In a world that is adrift, economic superpower China is gradually being eroded by violence. The film’s style, effortlessly shifting from lyrically filmed landscapes and eruptions of violence to humour and tenderness, is equally hybrid. The film won the Award for Best Screenplay at Cannes.
Jia Zhangke (Unknown Pleasures, The World, Still Life) based himself on true stories from all parts of China for his stylized and dark ensemble drama.
CN, JP, FR
Tian zhu ding
Mandarin Chinese, Yue Chinese, English
Vive le cinéma! Art & Film
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Filmmuseum and the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Eye and the IFFR have selected five film directors from five continents as a way of celebrating the unlimited power and diversity of world cinema, which is so vital for the programming.