Xiao Wu/Platform/Unknown Pleasures: The Hometown Trilogy (BFI Film Classics)

By Michael Berry

From Amazon: "Michael Berry’s research of Jia Zhang-ke’s masterful trio of movies, The fatherland Trilogy, deals a desirable perception into the cinematic international of 1 of latest China’s so much influential administrators. Berry specializes in Xiao Wu (1997), Platform (2000) and Unknown Pleasures (2002), movies highlighting the plight of marginalized participants as they fight to navigate the greatly remodeling terrain of latest China. Highlighting Jia’s use of underground capturing innovations, superb cinematic language and engagement with different literary and cinematic works, Berry explores the principal subject matters in Jia’s oeuvre: destruction and alter, stagnation and stream, the person as opposed to society, political tradition as opposed to pop culture, and, in fact, the ceaseless look for home."

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