Jia Zhangke

Born in May 24th, 1970

From Fenyang, Shanxi, China

Jia Zhangke Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jia Zhangke (Chinese: 贾樟柯, born 1970 in Fenyang, Shanxi, China) is a Chinese film director. He is generally regarded as a leading figure of the "Sixth Generation" movement of Chinese cinema, a group that also includes such figures as Wang Xiaoshuai and Zhang Yuan. Jia's early films, a loose trilogy based in his home province of Shanxi, were made outside of China's state-run film bureaucracy, and therefore are considered "underground" films.

Beginning in 2004, Jia's status in his own country was raised when he was allowed to direct his fourth feature film, The World, with state approval. Jia's films have received critical praise and have been recognized internationally, notably winning the Venice Film Festival's top award for Still Life. He has been described by critics and film directors as being perhaps "the most important filmmaker working in the world today.

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Jia Zhangke Filmography

Memoria Poster
December 26, 2021
Ash Is Purest White Poster
March 15, 2019
Dead Pigs Poster
February 12, 2021
Mountains May Depart Poster
February 12, 2016
A Touch of Sin Poster
October 4, 2013
I Wish I Knew Poster
March 12, 2011
24 City Poster
September 27, 2008