A touch of sin

China, in all its ludicrousness
Wu Jiang, Vivien Li and Lanshan Luo
Directed by Zhangke Jia

In four unrelated chapters "A Touch of Sin" tells the story of contemporary China, a semi-totalitarian state bearing the accoutrements of wealth and steeped in a capitalism that's violent, unjust, zealous and already decadent. Zhangke Jia, likely China's most accomplished filmmaker, draws a picture of his birthplace that's cold, realistic and extremely determined. "Sin" is taken up with a ... more >