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Xiao Wu, Platform, Unknown pleasures : Jia Zhangke's 'Hometown trilogy'

Author: Michael Berry; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : BFI ; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: BFI film classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The three films comprising director Jia Zhangke's 'Hometown Trilogy'--Xiao Wu (1997), Platform (2000) and Unknown Pleasures (2002)--represent key contributions to the cinema of contemporary China. The films, which are set in Jia's home province of Shanxi, highlight the plight of marginalised individuals--singers, dancers, pickpockets, prostitutes and drifters--as they struggle to navigate through the radically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
(Film
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berry, Michael, 1974-
Xiao Wu, Platform, Unknown pleasures.
London : Published by Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of the British Film Institute, 2009
(OCoLC)649145821
Named Person: Zhangke Jia; Zhangke Jia; Zhangke Jia; Zhangke Jia; Zhangke Jia; Zhangke Jia; Zhangke Jia; Zhangke Jia; Zhangke / 1970- / Xiao wu Jia; Zhangke / 1970- / Platform Jia; Zhangke / 1970- / Unknown pleasures Jia
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Berry; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 9781844572625 1844572625
OCLC Number: 262719946
Description: 151 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Prelude : trying to get back home --
Xiao Wu --
Platform --
Unknown pleasures --
Coda : from home to the world --
Appendix : in conversation with Jia Zhangke.
Series Title: BFI film classics.
Other Titles: Jia Zhangke's 'Hometown trilogy'
Responsibility: Michael Berry.

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The three films comprising director Jia Zhangke's 'Hometown Trilogy' - Xiao Wu (1997), Platform (2000) and Unknown Pleasures(2002) - represent key contributions to the cinema of contemporary China.  Read more...
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Here is an opportunity to read about his [Jia Zhangke's] work in a masterfully laid out study' - Japan Times

 
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