The steep price of progress in his home country is a favorite theme of the great Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke (Platform, The World), who here turns his extraordinary eye on the apocalyptic engineering feat on the Yangtze River that is the Three Gorges Dam. More than a million people have been displaced in central China in the cause of generating electrical power to meet the needs of the future; Jia’s flowing river of a picture washes over a few of them as they adjust to life’s currents in the present. A
Genre: Drama, Foreign Language; Starring: Han Sanming, Zhao Tao; Director: Jia Zhang-ke; Author: Jia Zhang-ke; Release Date Limited: 01/18/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 108; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: New Yorker Films
Posted February 13 2008 — 12:00 AM EST
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