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F.I.L.M. of the Week (April 30, 2015)

Sadly, I missed Jia Zhangke’s “A Touch of Sin” when it screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.  I caught up with the film recently from the comfort of my living room thanks to Netflix, though to just an audience of one.   298 more words

Movie Reviews

A Touch of Sin (2013)

This was cool. An art movie masquerading as an action movie. All the stories are strong, the first was my favourite, and they’re so heavily connected thematically that they never felt like a bunch of stories just strung together. 106 more words

Media Diet

A Touch of Sin

A Touch of Sin , directed by Jian Zhangke, blew me away.

I think I was expecting a movie about love affairs or something with a touch, i.e. 251 more words

Drama

A Touch of Sin

A Touch of Sin , directed by Jian Zhangke, blew me away.

I think I was expecting a movie about love affairs or something with a touch, i.e. 251 more words

China

Netflix Instant Classic: A Touch of Sin

Genre: Foreign, Action, Drama, Indepenent

What’s it about? People grappling with varying forms of corruption in China.

Who’s in it? Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao… 548 more words

Reviews

A short film on the poetic sadness of China's air pollution, by a censored director

Jia Zhangke renowned film A Touch of Sin, which was banned by Chinese censors, examined the human toll of the country’s economic expansion. Now Jia is taking another bracing look at another side effect of China’s growth: Its horrific air pollution.  1,053 more words

A Touch of Sin (2013)

★★★★★

Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin is a shockingly bleak and sad tale of ordinary Chinese lives blighted by catastrophe in a rapidly changing modern world, giving the audience a good drubbing and with only a glimmer of hope at the end. 1,458 more words

What I've Been Watching

Alasdair Connell reblogged this on F O E C and commented:

a-touch-of-sin-medal-FOEC-Over the Christmas break I helped my Dad begin his own blog, A Touch of Film, as an outlet for the reams of film reviews that he turns out each month. I've reposted his first published review, a semi-collaborative effort between both of us that was written up from our extensive discussions of Jia Zhangke's direct and exquisitely composed Cannes prize-winner. Enjoy!