Xiao Wu a.k.a The Pickpocket

  • Dir: Jia Zhangke

  • 1997, Putonghua, 108min, 35mm, English subtitles

  • Cast: Wang Hongwei, Hao Hongjian, Zuo Baitao

Xiao Wu has a quiet poise, and is full of compassion for the down-trodden. The ancient stone walls appeared time and time again in the film, silently bearing witness to the many things that people could be and did become. This is a time when we have almost forgotten how to tell a story about people, simply and honestly. What the Iranian Cinema in the past two decades have taught us is perhaps to go back to making films about people, nothing more.” – An Affair with Film

Berlin International Film Festival: Netpac Award & Busan International Film Festival: New Currents Award



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