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The World [Shijie] DVD+ Blu-Ray The World [Shijie] DVD+ Blu-Ray

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A film by Jia Zhangke A film by Jia Zhangke
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SYNOPSIS: The fourth feature by internationally acclaimed auteur Jia Zhangke was also his breakout success, an epic with a canvas as vast, and intimate, as its title suggests: a state-of-the-modern-world address, and a look at the insular world of a troupe of Chinese stage-performers dreaming of freedom... Zhao Tao, Jia s muse, is one of these troupers. For Tao and the larger ensemble of pageant performers at Beijing s real-life World Park (a sprawling hyper-pastiche of global landmarks famous sites from five continents ), love is respite from work, work is respite from love, and the line that extends from the past to the future loses all definition beyond the present. A testament to the wisdom of this young filmmaker who arrived in the late 1990s with Xiao Wu and, in 2000, Platform (regarded by many to be the greatest film of the 2000s), Shijie / The World provides an image of globalisation as a paradox: at once a phenomenon rooted in social control, and a network that allows connection across individual people and populations. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this modern classic by renowned Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, as a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) SYNOPSIS: The fourth feature by internationally acclaimed auteur Jia Zhangke was also his breakout success, an epic with a canvas as vast, and intimate, as its title suggests: a state-of-the-modern-world address, and a look at the insular world of a troupe of Chinese stage-performers dreaming of freedom... Zhao Tao, Jia s muse, is one of these troupers. For Tao and the larger ensemble of pageant performers at Beijing s real-life World Park (a sprawling hyper-pastiche of global landmarks famous sites from five continents ), love is respite from work, work is respite from love, and the line that extends from the past to the future loses all definition beyond the present. A testament to the wisdom of this young filmmaker who arrived in the late 1990s with Xiao Wu and, in 2000, Platform (regarded by many to be the greatest film of the 2000s), Shijie / The World provides an image of globalisation as a paradox: at once a phenomenon rooted in social control, and a network that allows connection across individual people and populations. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this modern classic by renowned Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, as a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD)

Extras

  • Glorious 1080p Blu-ray transfer encoded from the HDCAM source
  • New and improved English subtitle translations
  • Tony Rayns on THE WORLD: new and exclusive video introduction to the film by scholar and critic Tony Rayns
  • Made in China: a 65-minute documentary on the making of The World.
  • The World according to Jia Zhangke: a 24-minute video interview with filmmaker Jia Zhangke.
  • 40 page booklet containing a new essay about the film by Tony Rayns; an essay by Jia Zhangke; and a special dossier-afterword with further commentary on certain elements of the film and its ending.
  • Additional Info

    Additional Info

    SKU 5060000700626
    Catalogue Number EKA70062
    Year 2004
    Director Zhangke, Jia
    Format DVD, Blu-Ray
    Publisher(s) Eureka
    Countries China
    Aspect ratio 2.35:1
    Colour Colour
    Subtitles English
    Language(s) Mandarin
    Running time 140 min
    DVD region 2
    Blu-ray region A, B, C
    Certificate 12

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