Jia Zhangke sits in the open-air cinema at Pingyao Cinema Palace, venue for the newly launched Pingyao International Film Festival. Photo: Clarence Tsui

Filmmaking almost an afterthought for Jia Zhangke, Chinese movie mogul in the making

New film festival in Pingyao, in his home province of Shanxi, crowns 47-year-old’s rapid rise from making gritty features for overseas audiences to bellwether of Chinese cinema who’s asked about anything but his next movie

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Jia Zhangke sits in the open-air cinema at Pingyao Cinema Palace, venue for the newly launched Pingyao International Film Festival. Photo: Clarence Tsui
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