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Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke is the director of Xiao Wu, Platform, Unknown Pleasures, and several other films. His 2006 film Still Life won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

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The Joy and Pain of One Good Meal in Bicycle Thieves

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The Joy and Pain of One Good Meal in Bicycle Thieves

The great Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke recalls what his first encounters with Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece taught him about the possibilities of cinematic realism.

By Jia Zhangke

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