Friday, December 20, 2013
100 Words On … A Touch of Sin
Where most films by the great Jia Zhangke unfurl tales of everyday people cast adrift by the massive upheavals in China’s economy and social structure with a languor that almost masks their ferocity, A Touch of Sin burns like a comet.
Maybe Zia just couldn’t be this direct until China’s microblogs started telling stories like the shocking ones he re-imagines here, all of which were reported widely enough before he started filming to protect him from censorship.
Written for The L Magazine