Jia Zhang Ke

Jia Zhang-Ke - Xiaoshan huijia ('Xiao Shan Going Home') (1995)

Jia Zhang-Ke - Xiaoshan huijia ('Xiao Shan Going Home') (1995)
724.6 MB | 0:58:37 | Mandarin with Chinese s/t | XviD, 1470 Kb/s | 464x352

Xiao Shan, a temporary worker at the Hongyuan Restaurant, has just been fired by his boss Zhao Guoqing. Deciding to leave Beijing and returns to his home in Anyang, he goes to see a series of people from his hometown who have also been living in Beijing -construction workers, train ticket scalpers, university students, attendant, prostitutes- but no one wants to go back with him. Dispirited and confused, he searches out one after another of his old friends who are still in Beijing. Finally he leaves his wild long hair, the symbol of his life in the city, at a roadside barber stand as his offering to Beijing.

Jia Zhang-Ke - Shijie ('The World') (2004)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at Nov. 30, 2007
Jia Zhang-Ke - Shijie ('The World') (2004)

Jia Zhang-Ke - Shijie ('The World') (2004)
1465.6 MB | 2:19:47 | Mandarin with English s/t | XviD, 1200 Kb/s | 720x320

Acclaimed director Jia Zhangke casts a compassionate eye on the daily loves, friendships and desperate dreams of the twenty-somethings from China’s remote provinces who come to live and work at Beijing’s World Park. A bizarre cross-cultural pollination of Las Vegas and Epcot Center, World Park features lavish shows performed amid scaled-down replicas of the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, St. Mark’s Square, the Pyramids and even the Twin Towers. From the sensational opening tracking shot of a young dancer’s backstage quest for a Band-Aid to poetic flourishes of animation and clever use of text-messaging, Jia pushes past the kitsch potential of this surreal setting—a real-life Beijing tourist destination. The Village Voice called Jia Zhangke “the world’s greatest filmmaker under forty,” and THE WORLD is his funniest, most inventive and touching work to date.

Jia Zhang-Ke - Dong (2006)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at Oct. 24, 2007
Jia Zhang-Ke - Dong (2006)

Jia Zhang-Ke - Dong (2006)
734.6 MB | 1:07:29 | Mandarin with Eng.+Chinese s/t | XviD, 1250 Kb/s | 672x384

Jia shot Still Life in some of the same locations and at the same time as the documentary Dong and the relationship between the two is provocative. Dong records the painter Liu Xiao Dong as he prepares two large-scale works, one of half-naked male workers in Fengjie lounging with the river as a backdrop, the second of female entertainment workers in Bangkok lounging en deshabille amidst fruits and furniture. In Dong, we are supposed to be seeing documentary truth, as the artist Liu paints real people in a real place.

Jia Zhang-Ke - Ren xiao yao ('Unknown Pleasures') (2002)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at Oct. 22, 2007
Jia Zhang-Ke - Ren xiao yao ('Unknown Pleasures') (2002)

Jia Zhang-Ke - Ren xiao yao ('Unknown Pleasures') (2002)
1470 MB | 1:47:42 | Mandarin with English s/t | XviD, 1590 Kb/s | 672x368

One of the most exciting filmmaking talents to have emerged from China in recent years, Jia keeps the dramatic focus tightly reigned in this digitally shot, absorbing and searing portrait of contemporary China.

Jia Zhang-Ke - Xiao Wu ('Pickpocket') (1997)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at Oct. 21, 2007
Jia Zhang-Ke - Xiao Wu ('Pickpocket') (1997)

Jia Zhang-Ke - Xiao Wu ('Pickpocket') (1997)
1471.5 MB | 1:50:23 | Mandarin with English s/t | XviD, 1540 Kb/s | 512x384

Jia's accutely observed debut feature follows the exploits of a petty thief, Xiao Wu, who operates as a pickpocket in a ramshackle provincial town. But in a rapidly changing China, Xiao wu finds he is out of step with the times and his inability to adapt marks the beginning of his downfall.

Jia Zhang-Ke - Zhantai ('Platform') (2000)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at Oct. 8, 2007
Jia Zhang-Ke - Zhantai ('Platform') (2000)

Jia Zhang-Ke - Zhantai ('Platform') (2000)
1445.5 MB | 2:28:28 | Mandarin with English s/t | XviD, 1100 Kb/s | 720x390

The masterpiece of the New Chinese Cinema, Jia Zhang-ke's monumental Platform spans the turbulent 1980s by following four performers in the state-run Peasant Culture Group. Based in Fenyang, the director's hometown in the remote western province of Shanxi, these "art workers" praise the late Chairman Mao with approved revolutionary classics. When Deng Xiao-ping institutes an "open door" cultural policy and China begins to move toward Western-influenced consumer capitalism, the newly privatized group starts to sport spandex and play electric guitars. It's sex, cigarettes and rock-n-roll… until dreams are deferred. Platform, the precursor to Jia's Unknown Pleasures, offers vivid insight into modern China. Rich in detail and beautifully shot, Jia's epic yet intimate film exquisitely conveys a sense of time passing and ineluctable change.

Tui na / Blind Massage (2014)  Video

Posted by Rare-1 at March 28, 2015
Tui na / Blind Massage (2014)

Tui na / Blind Massage (2014)
WEBRip | MKV | 1280 x 688 | AVC @ 1432 Kbps | 113 min | 1.25 Gb
Audio: French AAC 2.0 @ 136 Kbps | Subs: English, Chinese (HardCoded)
Genre: Drama | China

At a slickly run massage centre in Nanjing, sight-impaired massuers and masseuses are employed in a wonderful environment that's an oasis outside of mainstream society.

Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at May 23, 2014
Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action

Ira Jaffe, "Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action"
ISBN: 0231169787, 0231169795 | 2014 | EPUB/MOBI | 256 pages | 611 KB/734 KB

Shanghai Dreams (2005) [Repost]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Dec. 8, 2011
Shanghai Dreams (2005) [Repost]

Shanghai Dreams (2005) [Artificial Eye]
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | PAL 16:9 | 01:56:28 | 7,57 Gb
Audio: Mandarin AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama

In the 1960's, encouraged by the government, a large number of families leave Chinese cities to settle in the poorer regions of the country, in order to develop local industry. The film's main character is a 19 years old girl who lives in the Guizhou province, where her parents have settled. That's where she has grown up, where her friends are and where she first experiences love. But her father believes that their future lies in Shanghai. How can they all keep on living together when they don't share the same dreams?

Jeonju Digital Project 2001  Video

Posted by EnKteam at Jan. 12, 2010
Jeonju Digital Project 2001

Jeonju Digital Project 2001
NTSC DVD5 | ISO/RAR | 720 x 480 (4:3) | MPEG2 VBR 7700kbps 29.970fps | AC-3 CBR 192kbps (2 chnls) 48.0KHz | 3.64GB
Language: Chinese, English | Subtitle: English, Korean | Runtime: ~92min
Genre: Documentary

JIFF attempts to open up new aesthetics for digital films as well as their functional efficiency. John Akomfrah of England, Jia Zhang ke of China, and Tsai Ming Liang of Taiwan, who have experimented in the genre of digital films, will show their works. These will be added to the list of digital masterpieces.