Mountains May Depart
DIRECTOR: JIA ZHANGKE
CAST: SYLVIA CHANG, ZHAO TAO, ZIJIAN DONG
Chang, herself a specialist in multi-generational stories, is a benevolent guiding spirit in Jia’s own deeply moving, epoch-spanning triptych, which begins with a love triangle in the director’s hometown of Fenyang c. 1999, follows central character Zhao Tao into a prosperous life in the hyper-capitalist wilderness of 2014, then catches up with her estranged son, Dollar (Zijian Dong), in his new home in the Australia of 2025, as he seeks nurturing and understanding from Chang’s older teacher.
Mountains May Depart is screening as part of the Sylvia Chang series.