Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jia Zhangke in Melbourne, New Film Screens Tonight

Leading Chinese director Jia Zhangke (left), with his wife and lead actress Zhao Tao (centre), and a friend in Melbourne last night. Jia and Zhao are in town for a screening of their new film A Touch of Sin at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Image Dan Edwards.

As all Melbourne cinephiles will be aware, the annual Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is in full swing as I write. Excitingly for Chinese cinema aficionadoes, leading director Jia Zhangke, along with his wife and lead actress Zhao Tao, are guests of the festival.