OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
WHERE HAS TIME GONE? – BRICS SHORTS 1 – 111min
DIRECTOR & WRITER : Jia Zhang-ke
SK Nouveau 5, 15 Oct @ 10am | Nu Metro 6, 16 Oct @ 10.30pm
The spring equinox awakes the earth.
In Pingyao, a city of 2700-year history, ancient city walls stretches as far as you can see. 38-year-old Tao and Liangzi are a couple with a teenage daughter, working as performers in tourist attraction. When the two-child policy is introduced, the couple decides to have another baby.
Though many difficulties lie ahead, like age and body conditions, they are determined.
Just like what Tao says, ‘We can still get back, bit by bit, what time has stolen from us’.
Artistic Merit Award at The 2nd BRICS Film Festival
Presented by Xstream Pictures (Beijing) and Huanxi Media Group Ltd. with Jia Zhang-ke as the producer, “Where Has Time Gone?” is an anthology feature film showing five segments directed by five directors from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, exploring the theme of time and love through their own perspectives.
Caught in frenzied spiral of economic and social development, people are always trying to keep up and chase faster pace of life. It almost becomes an addition that real people and things around individuals are ignored. It is especially true in BRICS countries that are experiencing almost aggressive development where people constantly feel time has lost, hence raise the question “Where has time gone?”.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Since 1998, JIA Zhang-ke has directed 11 full-length movies and a number of short films, among which Still Life won him Golden Lion at the 63 rd Venice International Film Festival for Best Picture.
His Mountains May Depart won him Best Screenwriter at the 10 th Asian Film Awards. In 2010, he won the Honorary Golden
Leopard Award at the Locarno International Film Festival. In
2015, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award
Carrosse d’Or (Golden Coach) at the Cannes International Film Festival.