SWIMMING OUT TILL THE SEA TURNS BLUE
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A film by Jia Zhang-ke
2021 / 112 min
Chinese (mandarin) Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 / NR
Option English Subtitles
Pre:order: Ships December 7, 2021
SynopsisFrom master director Jia Zhang-Ke (Ash Is Purest White, A Touch of Sin) comes a vital document of Chinese society since 1949. Jia interviews three prominent authors—Jia Pingwa, Yu Hua, and Liang Hong—born in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, respectively. In their stories, we hear of the dire circumstances they faced in their rural villages and small towns, and the substantial political effort undertaken to address it, from the social revolution of the 1950s through the unrest of the late 1980s. In their faces, we see full volumes left unsaid. Jia weaves it all together with his usual brilliance. SWIMMING OUT TILL THE SEA TURNS BLUE is an indispensable account of a changing China from one of the country's foremost cinematic storytellers.
* VISIT a short film by Jia Zhang-Ke commissioned by the Thessaloniki Film Festival* Video introduction by Jia Zhang-Ke* Q&A with Jia Zhang-Ke moderated by Michael Berry, Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at UCLA* Theatrical Trailer
"Examines the evolution of a village in the northern province of Shanxi…How did it change? The answer is found in a complicated weave of progress and loss, in changes etched in the faces of people given the time and attention to explain what they have seen."
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"Moving and fascinating... the richly detailed stories of writers' lives peer deep into family troubles and personal struggles and link them to the grand forces of history."
- Richard Brody, The New Yorker