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Mountains May Depart (2015)

Shan he gu ren (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 30 October 2015 (China)
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The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

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Credited cast:
... Shen Tao
... Zhang Jinsheng
Jing Dong Liang ... Liang Jangjung aka Liangzi
... Zhang Daole aka Dollar
... Mia
... Liangzi's friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Harvey ... Train Passenger
Russell Lambe ... Golfer
Lu Liu ... Liang's Wife
Zishan Rong ... Zhang Daole aka Dollar (Child)
Anna Sasson ... Travel clerk
Yee Yang ... Travel clerk
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China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar... From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed. Written by Ipsith

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,691, 19 February 2016, Limited Release

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$80,244, 22 May 2016
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Some sequences (in the 1999 segment) were filmed by the director and the cinematographer back in 2001. See more »

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The young boy who plays Tao's son in 2014 is also part of the crowd of children that watches her perform at the new year's celebrations in 1999. See more »

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Mia: The hardest thing about love is caring.
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The opening credits appear more than forty minutes after the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Epically grounded
1 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

'Mountains May Depart' does make audiences aware of its 131-minute runtime by a ostensibly prolonged third act that, despite possibly being in roughly equal length to its previous counterparts, trudges while following Dollar almost exclusively. As opposed to Tao, who's arguably the protagonist, I admittedly longed for more of Zhao's vigorously human display, breaking down into tears just as easily as striding with poise and zeal. In the acclaimed director's 7th feature film, Zhangke Jia has attributed epic scale and profoundly relevant ideas to the classic, albeit modernly exhausted, love triangle conflict. Through subtle use of tech, Jia supplies a new pair of eyes – proving it's not what we view, but how we view the world, cultures and people around us.

FULL REVIEW HERE: http://indieadam.com/2015/09/17/mountains-may-depart-review- indieadam-tiff-2015/


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