Another movie that has been selected to compete at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival is Jia Zhangke’s drama titled A Touch of Sin (Tian Zhu Ding).
Described as an explosive new film from the award-winning director of 24 City and Platform, this project is the first Chinese-language film to compete for the Palme d’Or in three years. Head inside to find more details, and check out some great images…
Jia Zhangke directed the movie from his own script which revolves around four threads set in vastly different geographical and social milieus across modern-day China, ranging from the bustling southern metropolis of Guangzhou to the more rural townships in Zhangke’s home province of Shanxi.
Or, if you prefer the official synopsis:
An angry miner revolts against the corruption of his village leaders. A migrant worker at home for the New Year discovers the infinite possibilities a firearm can offer. A pretty receptionist at a sauna is pushed to the limit when a rich client assaults her. A young factory worker goes from job to job trying to improve his lot in life. Four people, four different provinces. A reflection on contemporary China: an economic giant slowly being eroded by violence.
A Touch of Sin cast includes Zhao Tao, Jiang Wu, Wang Baoqiang and Luo Lanshan.
Let us know what you think about this project, and don’t forget – the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival runs from 15 to 26 May 2013.