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Genre  Drama
Running time  2 hours
Producer  Shozo Ichiyama
Language  Chinese
6.9/10 IMDb

Director  Jia Zhangke
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Screenplay  Jia Zhangke
Country  China France Japan
Mountains May Depart movie poster
Cast  Zhao Tao, Sylvia Chang, Dong Zijian, Zhang Yi, Jing Dong Liang, Lu Liu
Writer  Zhangke Jia (screenplay)
Release date  20 May 2015 (2015-05-20) (Cannes)
Similar movies  Related Jia Zhangke movies

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Mountains May Depart (Chinese: 山河故人) is a 2015 drama film directed by Jia Zhangke. The film is Jia's eighth feature film. It competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It has also been selected to be shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It was released in China on 30 October 2015.

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Plot

The film has three parts, set in 1999, 2014 and in Australia in the year 2025, respectively.

Cast

  • Zhao Tao
  • Zhang Yi
  • Liang Jingdong
  • Dong Zijian
  • Sylvia Chang
  • Rong Zishan
  • Liang Yonghao
  • Liu Lu
  • Yuan Wenqian
  • Box office

    The film earned CN¥32.22 million at the Chinese box office.

    Critical reception

    Mountains May Depart holds a 79/100 average on review aggregation site Metacritic. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian wrote, "Jia Zhang-ke’s Mountains May Depart is a mysterious and in its way staggeringly ambitious piece of work from a film-maker whose creativity is evolving before our eyes."

    Scott Foundas of Variety states "Mountains May Depart is never less than a work of soaring ambition and deeply felt humanism, as Jia longs not so much to turn back the hands of time, but to ever so slightly slow them down."

    Derek Elley of Film Business Asia gave it a 5 out of 10, calling the film a "weakly written saga of friendship [that] goes way off the rails in the final part."

    Music

  • Go West (1993) by the Pet Shop Boys (in the first and last scenes)
  • Take care (Chinese: 珍重, 1990) by Sally Yeh (Chinese: 葉倩文)
  • References

    Mountains May Depart Wikipedia
    Mountains May Depart IMDbMountains May Depart MetacriticMountains May Depart themoviedb.org


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