The World of Jia Zhangke by Jean-Michel Frodon / ISBN 9780999468371 / a 267-page hardcover edition, 6 x 8 inches, from Film Desk Books (2021)
A comprehensive look at the work of Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke by celebrated critic Jean-Michel Frodon. Includes an extensive in-depth interview with Jia, essays on each of his films, conversations with his main collaborators, including Zhao Tao, and a selection of his own writings.
Translated from the French by Sally Shafto. Foreword by Dudley Andrew. Afterword by Walter Salles.
Named 3rd best book of 2021 in Sight & Sound
“The World of Jia Zhangke is a rarity, for it comes from a sustained encounter of one of our greatest critics with one of our greatest directors. Thankfully both are still working at full tilt.”—Dudley Andrew