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Jia Zhangke

A Good Week for ... , June 2, 2013

Jia Zhangke claimed the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, part of a wave of Asian success at the world's most prestigious movie event.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 3:59am

A flowering of Asian cinema

Asian movies fared so well at this year's Cannes International Film Festival that it is tempting to say the region's cinema has come of age. Chinese director Jia Zhangke headed the list with the best screenwriting prize for A Touch of Sin, followed by awards for entries from Japan, Singapore and Cambodia.

2 Jun 2013 - 3:59am

Director Jia Zhangke scoops Cannes screenplay prize for A Touch of Sin

Mainland director Jia Zhangke won the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival for A Touch of Sin, a shocking look at rampant corruption and exploitation in his home country.

28 May 2013 - 8:34am

Iran’s Farhadi and China’s Jia make Cannes splash

Two directors from countries with tough film censorship brought bold and probing movies to the Cannes Film Festival on Friday — one exploring China’s social problems, the other delving into the mysteries of the human heart.

18 May 2013 - 10:59am

Director calls for new China film rating system

Famous Chinese film director Xie Fei published an open letter on the internet on Saturday, making a case for the replacement of China’s current censoring mechanism with a motion picture rating system.

17 Dec 2012 - 6:42pm

Mo Yan the censorship fighter

Don't forget there's more to Mo Yan than what propaganda officials and free speech activists would each have you see, say those who know Mo well.

15 Oct 2012 - 8:16am

Chinese characters

Although failing to win any prizes on the Croisette, Chinese filmmakers gave their all at this year's Cannes Film Festival, revealing the historical schisms and social realities shaping what is now seen as the world's emergent economic powerhouse.

30 May 2010 - 12:00am

Live from Cannes

Director has no regrets about missing out on an actor's life

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

24 City

24 City

Joan Chen, Lu Liping, Zhao Tao, Chen Jianbin

Director: Jia Zhangke

The line between documentary and fiction is purposely blurred in this chronicle of a factory that's symbolic of the changes wrought by China's special brand of communist capitalism.

31 May 2009 - 12:00am

New nationalists wage all-out war on dissent

The death of veteran movie director Xie Jin this month spawned a series of eulogies in the mainland media. In particular, the third-generation filmmaker's focus on strong female characters was praised, while his 1986 feature Hibiscus Town was rightly hailed for its vivid portrayal of the destructive effects of the Cultural Revolution on ordinary people.

29 Oct 2008 - 12:00am