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Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Beautifully filmed, powerfully acted, and rich with meaning, Mountains May Depart represents another outstanding outing from writer/director Zhangke Jia.

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The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

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Cast

Yi Zhang
as Zhang Jinsheng
Liu Lu
as Liang's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren)

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (23)

Jia remains a major filmmaker, and this film is never less than bold and ambitious.

December 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Jia Zhangke's Mountains May Depart might best be described as an intimate epic.

December 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[Mountains May Depart] is another ambitious and elegiac portrait of societal change and fading Chinese values.

December 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Zhao Tao proves that she's one of the greatest living screen actors.

December 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An emotion-filled drama/melodrama on an epic scale ...

December 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Another breakthrough by a director who has never stopped pushing either himself or his idea of what a Chinese movie can do and be.

October 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren)

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A disjointed, cheesy and poorly-acted film that constantly shifts focus between characters (even abandoning them for no reason), with arbitrary leaps in time that make everything seem too superficial and unimportant to work as a look at the lives of common people.

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