this film experience was really a big disappointment.
i really really liked A Touch of Sin (which is, needless to explain, a flawless masterpiece) and Mountains May Depart - both films seen at previous viennale festivals. i also liked 24 City, watched on dvd a few years back.
i completely understand that Jia Zhangke is a master of unique presentation. but here, everything that worked perfectly in the films mentioned above, it just does not work imo.
there are some…