Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats. Scenes of factory operations, of the workforce, and of ... See full summary »
China's greatest living filmmaker Jia Zhangke (Platform, The World) travels with acclaimed painter Liu Xiaodong from China to Thailand as they as they meet everyday workers in the throes of... See full summary »
A cook living in Beijing, whose employment is coming to an end, plans to return home to his rural village for the New Year. He approaches several of his old friends, also working in the ... See full summary »
A short film omnibus featuring the work of five directors representing five countries involved in the 2017 BRICS summit, an annual international relations conference held between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a ... See full summary »
A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.
An ancestral city; through its delicious botanical garden and its branched canals, we observe the clues and traces of its ancient culture. Two couples of men and women, former lovers, meet ... See full summary »
Young Chinese cinema author Jia Zhang Ke films an avant-gardist tale about China's attempt to make big on global clothing and fashion scene.
Wuyong means useless in Chinese language.This is a film about some textile workers who are considered useless by Chinese society as it is felt that Chinese market situation favors mass production of goods including clothes.This is one reason why people who make clothes which do not come under "mass production" category are considered useless.For his documentary film "Wuyong",Chinese cinema acclaimed author Jia Zhang Ke takes us on a sensuous journey from rural China to Paris and back to weave an elegant tale which might be considered too avant-gardist for some casual viewers.This is shown by depicting a young woman globe trotter fashion designer who is against mass production of clothes.It is good to hear her fable like arguments against mass production of goods especially at a time when Chinese nation is trying really hard to make its presence felt in international market for clothes and fashion.It is a good sign for Chinese economy that major international clothing brands can be seen in China.The lack of a certain thematic link and a complete absence of narration might be considered as this film's major shortcomings.
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