Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s latest documentary Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue brings to a conclusion his trilogy about the arts in China. Photo: AFP Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s latest documentary Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue brings to a conclusion his trilogy about the arts in China. Photo: AFP
Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s latest documentary Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue brings to a conclusion his trilogy about the arts in China. Photo: AFP

‘My gift’: Chinese director Jia Zhangke on using China’s most influential writers to paint a subtle portrait of country’s history since 1949

  • One of China’s so-called ‘sixth generation’ of filmmakers, Jia’s Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue brings to an end his trilogy about the arts in China
  • Focus here is on the written word, with three distinguished Chinese writers – Jia Pingwa, Yu Hua and Liang Hong – giving their insights

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s latest documentary Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue brings to a conclusion his trilogy about the arts in China. Photo: AFP Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s latest documentary Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue brings to a conclusion his trilogy about the arts in China. Photo: AFP
Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s latest documentary Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue brings to a conclusion his trilogy about the arts in China. Photo: AFP
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