Set in Fengjie, near the massive three gorges dam, coalminer Han Sanming tries to find his ex-wife whom he has not seen for 16 years. Nurse Shen Hong also comes to Fengjie to look for her husband who has not been home for two years. Both Han Sanmin and Shen Hong find their lost loved ones, but the planned flooding of the old township of Fengjie overshadows their reunions. While the couples are trying to rebuild their old lives, the flooding of Fengjie demands the construction of a new one.
Ruben Terlou on STILL LIFE
“Jia Zhangke is a very special filmmaker whose work says a lot about the changing Chinese society.”
Ruben Terlou (1985) is a documentary maker, photographer and doctor. For VPRO Television he made the series LANGS DE OEVERS VAN DE YANGTZE, a unique portray of today’s China. The series was nominated for De Zilveren Nipkowschijf in 2016.
Ruben Terlou will give an introduction to the film and is available for the Q&A