24 City 2008
112 mins People's Republic of China Director. Jia Zhangke
Jia Zhangke, an astute and critical chronicler of modern China, discreetly mixes reminiscence and performance in this cool, measured semi-documentary account of the changing fortunes of a military hardware factory turned into luxury flats and a shopping mall. Those affected by its history(or actors playing them) relate revealing stories, often to very moving effect.