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2000 / 193min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JIA ZHANGKE

CAST: TAO ZHAO, HONGWEI WANG

Jia Zhangke’s intimate epic begins in and returns to the director’s hometown of Fenyang, Shanxi Province,
where it picks up with a theatre troupe first encountered in the late ‘70s, following them through changes in fashion over the course of a decade as they are scattered to the wind and finally return, along the way tracking the social shifts that accompany China’s move from the wake of the Cultural Revolution to the threshold of market capitalism. “It’s Pop Art as history.” – J. Hoberman

Metrograph presents a special extended director's cut on an imported archival print. Special thanks to producer Shozo Ichiyama.