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Jia Zhangke Retrospective at MoMA Presents Contemporary Chinese Films

Shijie (The World). 2004. Directed by Jia Zhangke. China/Japan/France. Pictured: Actress Zhao Tao. - Courtesy of MoMA, NY

NEW YORK, NY.- “Jia Zhangke: A Retrospective” is
the first complete U.S. retrospective of this internationally celebrated
contemporary filmmaker
who, in little more than a decade, has
become one of cinema‘s most critically acclaimed artists and the leading figure
of the sixth generation of Chinese filmmakers.
The exhibition screens
in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters from March 5 through 20, 2010, and includes
Jia Zhangke‘s (Chinese, b. 1970) entire oeuvre: eight features and six shorts,
dating from 1995 to 2008. The retrospective is organized by Jytte Jensen,
Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA.