DirectorJia Zhangke Duration ScreenplayJia Zhangke CountryChina
CastZhao Tao, Sylvia Chang, Dong Zijian, Zhang Yi, Jing Dong Liang, Lu Liu WriterZhangke Jia (screenplay) Release date20 May 2015 (2015-05-20) (Cannes) Similar moviesRelated 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.
The film has three parts, set in 1999, 2014 and in Australia in the year 2025, respectively.
The film earned CN¥32.22 million at the Chinese box office.
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."
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Take care (Chinese: 珍重, 1990) by Sally Yeh (Chinese: 葉倩文)