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XIAO JIA GOING HOME

France, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Neighbourhood Watch)

Director: Damien Ounouri

XIAO JIA GOING HOME

“Chinese films don't usually depict real life, so they're not used to my films.” - Jia Zhang-ke

Filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke's journey home after winning the Golden Lion at the 2006 Venice Film Festival for his film Still Life (MIFF 07) is profiled in this documentary by French director Damien Ounouri. Xiao Jia Going Home captures Jia's spirit through his thoughts and memories, exploring the streets of his childhood and the locations where his first two films were shot.

Going beyond the boundaries of a simple personal profile, Ounouri's lens and Jia's stories take us on a guided tour of a side of China not often seen in the West, touching on the subjects of Chinese culture, social divides, censorship and the future.


D/S Damien Ounouri P François-Xavier Frantz, Charles-Marie Anthonioz WS Love Streams agnès b. Productions L Chinese w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2007/112mins

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