Still Life


JIA Zhangke

108 minutes | 2006 | Fiction | Sichuanese Dialect, Jin and Mandarin Chinese | English Subtitles
35mm Film

63rd Venice International Film Festival – Winner of the Golden Lion

9 PM, SAT, MAY 13
Innis Town Hall

A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes


JIA Zhangke was born in 1970 in Fenyang, Shanxi Province of China. He graduated from Beijing Film Academy and made his first feature film Xiao Wu in 1998. Since then, he has been actively involved in filmmaking over China. His Still Life won the Golden Lion Award at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival in 2006. His latest feature, Ash Is Purest White, was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. In 2017, Jia, together former Venice festival head Marco Mueller, launched the Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival in his home province.


  • Director: JIA Zhangke
  • Principal Cast: ZHAO Tao, HAN Sanming
  • Executive Producer: CHOW Keung, DAN Bo, REN Zhonglun
  • Producer: XU Pengle, WANG Tianyun, ZHU Jiong
  • Screenplay: JIA Zhangke
  • Cinematographer: YU Likwai
  • Editor: KHUNG Jinlei
  • Sound: ZHANG Yang
  • Music: LIM Giong
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