In the Mood for Chinese Cinema
Mountains May Depart
Director: Zhang-Ke Jia
Cast: Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Liang Jindong, Dong Zijian, Sylvia Chang
China, Japan, France, 2015, 126', color
Mandarin, English with Turkish subtitles
China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar… From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed. This intimate epic from the director Jia Zhang Ke explores the rapid pace of China's modernisation through the lens of one family's choices over the course of 26 years.