Mountains May Depart



2015, China-France-Japan
131 min., col., language — Chinese, Mandarin, English

Director and scriptwriter Jia Zhangke
Director of photography Yu Likwai
Production design Liu Qiang
Music Yoshihiro Hanno
Sound Zhang Yang
Cast Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Liang Jin-Dong, Dong Zijian, Sylvia Chang, Han Sanming
Producers Ren Zhonglun, Jia Zhangke, Nathanaël Karmitz, Liu Shiyu, Shozo Ichiyama
Production Shanghai Film Group Corporation, Xstream Pictures, MK Productions, Beijin Runjin Investment, Office Kitano
World sales MK2

China, 1999. In Fenyang, childhood friends Liangzi, a coal miner, and Zhang, the owner of a gas station, are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually marries the wealthier Zhang and they have a son he names Dollar.
2014. Tao is divorced and her son emigrates to Australia with his business magnate father. Australia, 2025. 19-year-old Dollar no longer speaks Chinese and can barely communicate with his now bankrupt father. All that he remembers of his mother is her name...

Film director, producer and writer. Born in 1970 in China. Attended Beijing Film Academy. In 1998, made his first feature film «Pickpocket», which won the Wolfgang Prize and NETPAC Award in 48th Berlin IFF. Jia capitalized on his success with three internationally acclaimed features: «Platform» (2000, Venice competition), «Unknown Pleasures» (2002, Cannes competition) and «The World» (2004, Venice competition). In 2006, his work «Still Life» won The Golden Lion Award at the 63rd Venice IFF. In 2010, Jia Zhangke was awarded the Leopard of Honor of the 63rd Locarno IFF, the youngest filmmaker ever to receive this honor. Won the best screenplay prize at Cannes-2013 for «A Touch of Sin». Received «Carousse d’Or» in 2015.