You might have thought, based on my SIFF reviews thus far, that all my reviews of films at this festival were going to be unabashedly positive. And they might have been, had I not decided to screen Platform, a film being shown as part of SIFF's "Emerging Masters" series, by critically lauded Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke.  I have nothing against Chinese film in general (heck, Farewell My Concubine is one of my favorite movies) or Jia Zhang-ke in particular - on the contrary, I was particularly excited about seeing both Platform and the film showing immediate after it, Jia's more recent film, The World.

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