Mountains May Depart is unsparingly honest with the thing that matters most in life: love. And not just the romantic kind, but a very genuine, nearly extinct, dutiful kind of love. Based on the way Jia Zhangke frames his last two shots, I would say that there is hope. Yes, we may lose some of our culture, our dialect, our language, our home, our family, our time together, but even if the future brings about a cultural onslaught of apathy, we can still learn to love one another.
Tristán Teshigahara Pollack
October 08, 2015