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Jia Zhangke mixes reminiscence and performance in his cool, measured, moving look at the changing fortunes of a Chinese factory-turned-shopping mall
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.