Still Life DVD

Still Life DVD
Set against the spectacular landscape of the Three Gorges region, Jia Zhangke's humane and moving Golden Lion winner tells two contemplative and compassionate stories of a man and a woman searching for absent spouses in Fengjie - an ancient town on the Yangtze River which is being demolished and will soon vanish for ever in the flooding caused by the controversial Three Gorges hydroelectric dam project. At the same time as offering a revelatory, thought-provoking portrait of people adrift in a world they no longer recognise, Still Life also reveals their energy, resilience and ability to reach new understandings. I entered this condemned city with my camera and I witnessed demolitions and explosions. In the roaring noise and fluttering dust, I gradually felt that life really could blossom in brilliant colours, even in a place with such desperation'. Jia Zhangke

Special Features
Feature Commentary By Tony Ryans, Dong (Jia Zhangke, 2006, 66 minutes): A Documentary Companion Piece To Still Life On Painter Liu Xiaodong, Illustrated Booklet With Essays By Chris Berry, Jia Zhangke; Iinterview With Jia, Director Biography, Newly Translated English Subtitles, Dolby Digital Stereo Audio (320kbps)
Aspect Ratio1.78:1
Aspect Ratio1.77:1 (16:9)
AudioMandarin Dolby Digital Stereo
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastTao Zhao, Sanming Han, Kai Chen, Ronghu Chen, Jian Chieng
DirectorZhangke Jia
FormatIncludes - Booklet
LanguageChinese (Mandarin)
RegionDVD 2
Run Time109

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