Jhia Zhangke’s Still Career is a film documenting the globalization of China. The film is fixed in the city of Fengije, China where demolitions are ongoing to execute method coercion the world’s largest hydroelectric dominion device the ‘Three Gorges Dam.’ The deep protagonists are outsiders to the city, a monstrosity Han Sanming, and, a mother, Shen Hong who are looking coercion their crave-past spouses. Still Career is a sixth-origination Chinese film documenting the transition to a newized China.
Chinese cinema traditionally colors a minute arcadian hometown fixedting. The fifth-origination Chinese films saying a romantic represental of a timeless China through minute arcadian towns in unspecified locations. On the other effectman, sixth origination films adornments the changes that conclude with the newizing of China (Fitzgerald 110). Sixth origination films are besides irrelative from fifth origination films as they effecting underground or independently extraneously the divorceicularize funding that dying enjoyed. While fifth origination films represented a romanticized literal aspect of china, sixth origination films afford a balance documentary archearchetype of impress, coloring the changes that came with the globalization of China. Music in sixth origination films is besides irrelative than that coercion fifth origination films as it is in newlightlight public passing new styles.
In Jhia Zhangke’s Still Career, a scene of demolitions and flooding is fixed to represent the changes that conclude with a new China. In the film, the deep protagonists are outsiders to the Three Gorges area observing the rubble (Fitzgerald 100). The persons in this new era must conclude to stipulations with the changing era that advocates coercion global capitalism which is deeply materialistic (Fitzgerald 110). Still Career is not only a fable of the ruin that came with globalization of China, it is besides environing the humonstrosity allure to survive coloring lovers reuniting in this discordant environment.
Shelly Kracier acclaims the film Still Career as a estimable effect of fractions Chinese cinema. According to this author, Still Career is presented in the coercionm of a inquiry. The inquiry is by span lovers, a monstrosity and a womonstrosity who entertain travelled to the city of Fengije in search of their past spouses. The discordant realities as a end of the demolitions that are taking fix to execute method coercion a dam such as flooding and persons substance displaced from their homes are colored. According to Shelly, Still Career is a realistic portrayal of career coercion a globalising China, substance accurate with the discordant verity.
In the making of the film, Jia’s camera focuses deeply on persons and landscapes. His camera pans unwillingly and repeatedly balance a collocation of half-destitute effecters. The effecters are colored as they eat, portray and effect among the rubble (Kracier). The effecters entertain cosmical effect honed bodies whose colorions promote to color the austere environment. The landscape is treated in the concordant method, with crave, gradual pans balance the destruction and rubble.
The video (HD) in the film Still Career gives a realistic and divorceially fresh aspect of the Three Gorges area. The video is irrelative from the lush HD images of Jia’s earlier effect The World, and, the unworthy balance virtue of the video in Unknown Pleasures (2002). The virtue of video used affords the film a realistic impress (Kracier). The films seems to be instigation the interview to survey existence as it substantially is.
Although it is a romance, the Still Career is concordant to a documentary as it colors realistic situations. The film brings to opinion a documentary ‘Dong’ that had been shot in some of the concordant locations. Dong is a documentary environing a painter preparing to execute span pieces of profession, undivided coloring a destitute effecter and the assist effeminate entertainers in the area (Kracier). Sanming who is a romanceal divorce was besides pprofession of Dong the documentary.
Fitzgerald, Caroline. “Jie Li: Home and Nation Among the Rubble: Fei Mu’s Spring in a Minute Town and Jia Zhangke’s Still Career.” New Chinese Literature and Culture: Zhongguo Xian Dai Wen Xue, Vol. 21, no. 2, 2009, pp. 86-125.
Kraicer, Shelly. “Chinese Wasteland: Jia Zhangke’s Still Career.”