PLATFORM (Jia Zhang-Ke, 2000)

Writer-director Jia Zhang-Ke’s Zhantai surveys China’s changing social, cultural and political landscape beginning a few years after Mao’s 1976 death and continuing through the 1980s by following an amateur theatrical troupe, the Peasant Culture Group, which initially idolizes Mao but then derides his memory, and which eventually passes into privatization, becoming the All-Star Rock ’n’ […]