LINKS :: JIA Zhang-ke

JIA Zhang-ke 賈樟柯 (born 1970, China) = 37 yold in 2008
10 films / 9 screenplays (1st film: 1995/latest film: 2008)
INSPIRED BY : Chen Kaige (
Yellow Earth), Hou Hsiao-Hsien (The Boys of Fengkuei), Robert Bresson (Un condamné à mort s'est échappé), Vittorio De Sica (Ladri di biciclette), Ozu Yasujiro (Tokyo Monogatari), François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Johnny To (Election 1 & 2)
C.C.C. films (strict model in red) : I Wish I Knew;
24 City v; Sanxia haoren / Still Life v; Shijie / The World v; Ren xiao yao / Unknown Pleasures v; Gong gong chang suo / In Public DOCv; Zhantai / Platform v; Xiao Wu v

24 City 二十四城 Ershisi Cheng Ji (2008)
  • 24 City By: Dan Fainaru (Screen Daily, May 17, 2008)
  • 24 City By: Derek Elley (Variety, May 17, 2008)
  • Links round up By: David Hudson (GreenCine, May 17, 2008)
  • A modest but moving elegy on industrial metamorphosis in China By: Maggie Lee (The Hollywood Reporter, May 17, 2008)
  • Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke takes new approach with '24 City.' By: Dennis Lim (The LA Times, May 19, 2008)
  • MP3 Audio podcast By: AO Scott & Manohla Dargis (New York Times, May 19, 2008)
  • Cannes Film Festival, 2008: “24 City” (Jia, China) By: Daniel Kasman (The Auteur's Notebook, May 21, 2008)
  • One Collective Epic: Jia Zhangke's 24 City, Zhai Yongming and the three Factory Beauties By: Edwin Mak (Faster Than Instant Noodles, May 26, 2008) DELETED
  • "Imitation of life" By: James Quandt (Artforum, 3 June 2009)
  • Links By: David Hudson (The IFC Daily, 4 June 2009)
  • "An Upscale Leap Forward That Leaves Many Behind" By: Manohla Dargis (NYT, 4 June 2009)
  • "Ruinas" By: Miguel Blanco Hortas (Lumière, #2, Nov 2009) [SPANISH]
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Still Life 三峡好人 Sanxia Haoren (2006)
  • Still Life review By: Leo Goldsmith (not coming to a theatre near you)
  • Still Life review By: Zach Campbell (Elusive Lucidity)
  • Still Life review By: acquarello (Strictly Film School)
  • Still Life review By: Dave Kehr (
  • Still Life review By: Chris Bourne (The Bourne Cinema Conspiracy)
  • Still Life review By: Dan Sallitt (Thanks for the Use of the Hall)
  • Still Life review By: Daniel Kaz (d+kaz)
  • "Still, Life, Looking at Jia Zhang-ke's Recent Masterpiece" By: Ian Johnston (Bright Lights Film Journal)
  • "Chinese Wasteland: Jia Zhangke’s Still Life" By: Shelly Kraicer (Cinemascope)
  • "Toronto: Jia Zhang-ke, etc." (Girish)
  • "Histories, Official & Personal: Jia Zhangke's Still Life" By: Andrew Schenker (The House Next Door, Wednesday, January 30, 2008)
  • Still Life review By: Tony Rayns (Sight & Sound, Sept 5, 2006)
  • Still Life Venice review By: Derek Elley (Variety, Sept 8, 2006)
  • Still Life TIFF review By: J. Robert Parks (framing device, Sept 14, 2006)
  • "Jia Zhangke - Still Life" (Positif #555, May 2007) [FRENCH]
  • "Drowning in Progress. Contemporary China, fluid yet unstable, in Still Life" By J. Hoberman (The Village Voice, January 8th, 2008)
  • Still Life review By: Fernando F. Croce (Slant, Jan 11, 2008)
  • "Digging for China" By: Martin Tsai (The New York Sun, Jan 11, 2008)
  • "Missing Persons: Jia Zhangke's Still Life" By: Michael Koresky (indieWIRE, Jan 14, 2008)
  • "A Still Life Less Ordinary. Chinese director Jia Zhangke on hovering between the state and subversion" By: Vadim Rizov (The Reeler, Jan 14, 2008)
  • "Generation China, Jia Zhangke continues to document his rapidly evolving (self-destructing?) homeland" By: Anthony Kaufman (Village Voice, January 15th, 2008)
  • "Those Days of Doom on the Yangtze" By: Manohla Dargis (NYT, Jan 18, 2008)
  • "Humans recede as China expands" By: Nicolas Rapoldombles (The New York Sun, Jan 18, 2008)
  • "Blurring Reality’s Edge in Fluid China" By: Dennis Lim (NYT, Jan 20, 2008)
  • "Moral Landscapes" By: David Denby (The New Yorker, Jan 21, 2008)
  • "Jia Zhang-ke's latest film digs up China's emotional wreckage" By: Jason Anderson (Eye Weekly, January 23, 2008)
  • "Faire violence of shanshui" By: Fabienne Costa (Vertigo, #31, 2008) [FRENCH]
  • Still Life review By: Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian, February 1, 2008)
  • "No Place of Grace" By: Pat Graham (Chicago Reader, March 5th, 2008)
  • Images By: Max Goldb (Text of Light, May 2008)
  • "Tender Is the Regard: I Don't Want to Sleep Alone and Still Life" By: Yvette Bíró (Film Quarterly, Summer 2008, Vol. 61, N°4) p. 34-40
  • "En Avant Jeunesse / Still Life, à l'épreuve du temps" By: Raphaël
    Clairefond (Sept 2008, Spectres du cinéma, #1) [FRENCH]

  • "Travail de forces (sur Still Life)" By: Sébastien Raulin (Sept 2008, Spectres du cinéma, #1) [FRENCH]
  • "Narrating changes in topography: Still Life and the cinema of Jia ZhangkeBy: Eric Dalle (Summer 2011, Jump Cut, #53)
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The World 世界 Shijie (2004)
Unknown Pleasures 任逍遙 Ren xiao yao (2002)
In Public 公共场所 Gong gong chang suo (2001) DOC

Platform 站台 Zhantai (2000)
Xiao Wu 小武 (1997)

  • "Out Of Time: 'Unknown Pleasures' a Haunting Study of Dead-End Youth In a Rapidly Changing World, Confirms China's Jia Zhangke as a Master of Modern Alienation" By: Kent Jones (in Film Comment - September 2002, Vol. 38, #5, pp. 43-47)
  • "Artificial Eye press release for Xiao Wu/Unknown Pleasures" By: KENT, J. A. R., JONATHAN (Artificial Eye, London, 2002)
  • "La Chine en caméra cachées" By: Laurent Rigoulet (Télérama, 15 Janvier 2003) [FRENCH]
  • China DownBy: Didier Peron (in Liberation, January 22, 2003)
  • Independent Films Made by the GangBy: Pierre Haski (in Liberation, January 22, 2003) [FRENCH]
  • "Cultural Fallout" By: Michael Berry (in Film Comment, March/April 2003, pp. 61-64)
  • "No future (made) in China, A propos de la trilogie nihiliste de Jia Zhang-ke" By: Antony Fiant (Trafic #46, été 2003, pp 94-105) [FRENCH]
  • "Jia Zhangke's Cinematic Trilogy: A Journey across the Ruins of Post-Mao China" By: LIN, X. (Honolulu, University of Hawai'i Press, 2005)
  • "The Independent cinema of Jia Zhangke: From Postsocialist Realism to a Transnational Aesthetic" By: MCGRATH, J. (Durham, Duke University Press, 2007)
  • "Jia Zhang Ke, cinéaste obsessionnel des réalités sociales chinoises" By: Bruno Philip (in Le Monde, France, 30 December 2007) [FRENCH]
  • Yvette Biro, "Tender is the regard" Film Quarterly, Vol.61, n°4 (Summer 2008), P. 34-40 on Tsai's I Don't Want to Sleep Alone & JZK's Still Life
  • "The Long Shot" By: Evan Osnos (The New Yorker, 11 May 2009)
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BOOK on Jia Zhang-Ke
  • Antony Fiant, "Le cinéma de Jia Zhang-Ke. No future (made) in China", Ed. Presse Universitaire de Rennes, Octobre 2009
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  • Jia Zhangke By: Kevin Lee (Senses of Cinema)
  • "The Grit of Postsocialist Discourse: Aesthetic Realism in Jia ZhangKe's Platform and Unknown Pleasures" By: Edwin Mak (Offscreen)
  • "Bringing the World to the Nation: Jia Zhangke and the Legitimation of the Chinese Underground Film" By: Valerie Jaffee (Senses of Cinema)
  • Zhang Ke Jia, Poetic Prophet By: Jonathan Rosenbaum (, January 2008)
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  • "A l'école de la rue" By: Charles Tesson (Cahiers du cinéma, #531, janvier 1999) on Xiao Wu [FRENCH]
  • "Cinema with An Accent - Interview with Jia Zhangke, director of Platform" By: Stephen Teo (Senses of Cinema, 2001)
  • Interview By: Antoine de Baecque (Libération, 29 août 2001) [FRENCH]
  • An Interview with Jia Zhangke By: Valerie Jaffee (Senses of Cinema)
  • "Un sentiment d'amertume et d'abandon" By: Jerôme Larcher ; Olivier Joyard ; Jean-Sébastien Chauvin (Cahiers du cinéma, #575, janvier 2003) on Xiao Wu, Unknown Pleasures, Platform [FRENCH]
  • "Interview with Jia Zhang-ke, director of The World" By: David Walsh (WSWS, 29 September 2004)
  • "Ce temps-là a disparu, entretien avec Jia Zhang-ke" By: Jean-Philippe Tessé & Emmanuel Burdeau & Pascale Wei-Guinot (Cahiers du cinéma, #602, juin 2005) on The World [FRENCH]
  • "Jia Zhang Ke - Interview, Peintre pour caméra politique" (peau [FRENCH]
  • "Life and times beyond the world" (CineAction, #68, 2006)
  • "Life in Film" By: Bert Rebhandl (Frieze Magazine, #106, April 2007)
  • On n’a pas fini de digérer l’histoire récente interview (Courrier International, #862, 10 May 2007) [FRENCH]
  • Interview By: Michel Ciment, Lorenzo Codelli (Positif, May 2007, pp. 9-12) [FRENCH]
  • "La Montagne Intouchable, entretien avec Jia Zhang ke" March 17, 2007 (Vertigo, #31, 2008) on Still Life [FRENCH]
  • "The World is not enough: Has Jia Zhang-ke permanently left the arthouse?" (The China Film journal, March 26, 2008)
  • Q&A NYFF with Kent Jones on Sept. 26, 2008 ( 7'
  • "Réinventer le cinéma chinois" interview by Xu Baike in Chinese newspaper Bingdian (translated in French in Courrier International, #952, January 2009) [FRENCH]
  • "Moving With The Times" interview with Andrew Chan (Film Comment, March-Avril 2009)
  • interview By: Evan Osnos (The New Yorker, 11 May 2009) video
  • Interview By: Dudley Andrews (Film Quarterly, Summer 2009)
  • Hors champ By: Laure Adler (France Culture, 21 Jul 2010) [FRENCH] MP3
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  • "Jia Zhangke raconte les trois révolutions du numérique. Le paysage du cinéma chinois contemporain décrypté par l’un de ses chefs de file" By: Jia Zhang-ke (Jan 2004, Cahiers du cinéma #586, p. 20) [FRENCH]
  • "Moving Pictures" By: Jia Zhang-ke (April 2008, GOOD magazine)
  • Jia Zhang-Ke, "Jia Xiang 1996-2008: Jia Zhangke's directing handbook" By: Jia Zhang-ke, 2009, Ed. Peking University Press
  • "Images that Cannot be Banned - New Cinema in China from 1995" By: Jia Zhang-ke, in BFI DVD of Still Life/Dong (at Unspoken Cinema)
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Please complete, correct when needed. This is an ongoing resource page to be updated.


HarryTuttle said…
Added: Cannes 2008 links for 24 City, Jia's latest film.
HarryTuttle said…
Added: a book (autobiography?) by Jia Zhang-ke, titled "Jia Xiang 1996-2008: Jia Zhangke's directing handbook", 2009, Ed. Peking University Press
via Faster Then Instant Noodles
HarryTuttle said…
Added :
"Moving With Times" interview with Andrew Chan (Film Comment, March-Avril 2009)
HarryTuttle said…
Added :
"Images that Cannot be Banned - New Cinema in China from 1995" By: Jia Zhang-ke, in BFI DVD of Still Life/Dong
HarryTuttle said…
"Réinventer le cinéma chinois" interview by Xu Baike in Chinese newspaper Bingdian (translated in French in Courrier International, #952, January 2009) [FRENCH]
HarryTuttle said…
added : Antony Fiant, "Le cinéma de Jia Zhang-Ke. No future (made) in China", Ed. Presse Universitaire de Rennes, Octobre 2009
Hi, HarryTuttle,

Here is a text about "24 city":


"Ne change rien":

"Ne change rien" / "Madame Butterfly":

"Letter to Uncle Boonmee" / "Phantoms of Nabua":

PDF Nº2: "Now Showing" / "Où gît votre sourire enfoui?"(Costa & Gorin).

HarryTuttle said…
Muchas Gracias, me gusta esta linda revista. De donde viene?
Y me podrias enseñar la fecha de esos articulos, porque ne dice es website cuando salieron los numeros 1 y 2 de Lumière. Son recien?
Me interesa tambien la entrevista con Wang Bing.
Muchas gracias a ti por este enorme trabajo. El número 1 salió en abril de 2009. El número 2, ha salido este mismo mes, noviembre 2009 ("24 city").
Los textos de Marsella son de julio de 2009. El de "Independencia" de mayo, 2009.
La entrevista con Wang Bing se publicará al completo en el número 3 y en algún video más.
¡Un saludo!
HarryTuttle said…
Muy bien. Gracias por tu ayuda.
Entonces, supongo que es una revista de España.