Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke at IFFR

JIA Zhangke (1970, China) is a director, screenwriter and producer. He grew up in Fenyang, Shanxi province. He graduated from the film academy in Beijing in 1997. His first feature, Pickpocket (1998), won him awards at film festivals in Berlin, Pusan, Vancouver and others. With films like Platform (2000) and Still Life (2006) he became a prominent figure in the film scene, both in China and the rest of the world. Many of his films have been shown at IFFR. In 2015, he was awarded the Golden Coach to honour his entire body of work. Jia is at the forefront of China’s indie cinema. Ash Is Purest White (2018) is by far his most expensive film to date. His films often blur the line between fiction and documentary.

Filmography

Xiao wu/Pickpocket (1998), Zhantai/Platform (2000), In Public (2001, doc), Ren xiao yao/Unknown Pleasures (2002), Shije/The World (2004), Dong (2006, doc), Sanxia haoren/Still Life (2006), Women de shi nian/Ten Years (2007, short), Wu yong/Useless (2007, doc), Er shi si cheng ji/24 City (2008), Hai shang chuan qi/I Wish I Knew (2010, doc), Tian zhu ding/A Touch of Sin (2013), Smog Journeys (2015, short), Shan he gu ren/Mountains May Depart (2015), The Hedonists (2016, short), Where Has the Time Gone? (2017, segment Revive), Ash Is Purest White (2018)

More info: Wikipedia, Jia Zhangke


Jia Zhangke at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR