Wednesday, 20 May 2015

CANNES REPORT - JIA'S MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART


Jia Zhang Ke is a former award-winner at Cannes; only two years after winning the Prix du Scenario for A Touch of Sin, he returns to the competition fray with Mountains May Depart. Critics note yet another change of pace for Jia, which is welcomed with varying levels of enthusiasm by different reporters; one element of the film that is not, however, is Zhao Tao's lead performance, which many are now claiming as the frontrunner for an acting award this weekend.