SWIMMING OUT UNTIL THE SEA TURNS BLUE
Dir. Jia Zhang-ke | China | 2020 | 112 min. | NR | DCP
In Mandarin with English subtitles
The preeminent cinematic chronicler of 21st century China, Jia Zhang-ke (ASH IS PUREST WHITE), journeys home to Shanxi province and gathers three generations of China’s most esteemed authors — Jia Pingwa, Yu Hua, and Liang Hong — to evoke the legacy of the region’s venerated writer Ma Feng. Together with the region’s literary elite, the community collectively weaves a tapestry of testimonies poetically chronicling the country’s rapid transition from an agrarian economy to a modern, industrialized nation — a drastic cultural shift that began with the social revolution of the 1950s. In 18 elegant chapters — interspersed with evocative, impressionistic interludes — auteur Jia Zhang-ke’s moving document SWIMMING OUT TILL THE SEA TURNS BLUE explores a rich intellectual arts movement that flourished amidst an evolving landscape and soared beyond the reach of the Cultural Revolution.
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- Jun 15, 2021 at 07:30 pm (Tue)
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