FORA.tv Speaker - Jia Zhangke

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Biography

Jia Zhangke's newest film, A Touch of Sin, was recently honored with the best screenwriting prize at Cannes, and is currently showing at the New York Film Festival. Jia will show clips from the film, which opens in theaters on October 4. Jia was born in 1970 in Fenyang, Shanxi province of China. He began his career as a screenwriter and director in 1995 while studying Screenwriting and Cinema Studies at the Beijing Film Academy. In 1998, his first feature film, Xiao Wu, won the Wolfgang Prize and Netpac Award at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival. In 2006, Jia's fifth feature film, Still Life, received the Golden Lion Award in the 63rd Venice International Film Festival. In 2009, he was awarded the Officer Order of Arts and Letters of France. In 2010, he received the Leopard of Honor of the 63rd Festival del Film Locarno. Other significant films of Jia's include: Platform, Unknown Pleasures, The World, Still Life, 24 City, and I Wish I Knew. Jia's writings include: Jia's Thoughts, Intervi

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A Conversation with Jia Zhangke

10.15.13 | 01:44:52 min | 0 comments