Still Life

2006, China, 108m, 35mm

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened February 13, 2019

Part of the program

On the occasion of Jia Zhangke’s latest masterwork Ash is Purest White, we present a special screening of an imported 35mm print of Still Life, one of the finest films of the 2000s, followed by a discussion with Jia. Recalling Antonioni in its spellbinding tableaux of city landscapes in decay and shot entirely on digital video, the film follows a man (Han Sanming) and a woman (Zhao Tao) searching for their spouses as the construction of the Three Gorges Dam along the Yangtze River takes it toll on their village.

In Mandarin with English subtitles

With Jia Zhangke in person

Ash Is Purest White opens at the Quad March 15th.

A film by Jia Zhangke

A modern master of postmodern discontent.”

Manohla Dargis, The New York Times