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山河故人 | Shan he gu ren

Jia Zhangke China, 2015

msmichel's rating of the film Mountains May Depart

FNC '15 Three time periods and three aspect ratios are the groundwork for this incredible film from Jia Zhangke looking on the effect of capitalism and materialism on three friends between 1999 and 2025. Performances are dynamite especially Zhao Tao, who figures in all three parts, and Sylvia Chang in the final segment. As economic prosperity grows the importance of family, culture and language wan. Major film.