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Photo of Nelson Yu Lik-wai
Photo of Nelson Yu Lik-wai

Nelson Yu Lik-wai

“The cinema image is the mechanical reproduction of our reality and I think the most important issue is how we choose this reality. It depends a lot on your point of view. I think I learned a lot from silent movies, because when I studied in Belgium I watched a lot of silent movies at the Cinémathèque Royal in Brussels. Elaborate film language was already developed in the silent movie. What we are trying to do now is a kind of expansion of what's already been done.”

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    Jia Zhangke China, 2013

    Jia Zhangke, famed for his reserved portraits of modern China, made a sudden switch, combining arthouse neorealism and bloody kung-fu vengeance into an angry political firebomb. Highly controversial—the Chinese government tried to suppress it—it won Best Screenplay at Cannes.

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    Jia Zhangke China, 2008

    A masterful film from Jia Zhangke, the acclaimed director of Still Life, this Cannes entry bursts with poetry, pop songs and striking visual detail, weaving together unforgettable stories from three generations.


    Jia Zhangke China, 2015

    The films of Sixth Generation auteur Jia Zhangke are history-spanning, masterful delights. Mountains May Depart’s story is set in the past, present, and future—each in a different aspect ratio. This makes for a rivetingly modern Chinese melodrama guided by the star-like presence of actress Zhao Tao.


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