I Wish I Knew
Directed by Jia Zhangke
I Wish I Knew
Shanghai's past and present flow together in Jia Zhangke's poetic and poignant portrait of this fast-changing port city. Restoring censored images and filling in forgotten facts, Jia provides an alternative version of 20th century China's fraught history as reflected through life in the Yangtze city.He builds his narrative through a series of eighteen interviews with people from all walks of life-politicians' children, ex-soldiers, criminals, and artists (including Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien)-- while returning regularly to the image of his favorite lead actress, Zhao Tao, wandering through the Shanghai World Expo Park. (The film was commissioned by the World Expo, but is anything but a piece of straightforward civic boosterism.) A richly textured tapestry full of provocative juxtapositions.
"Four stars! Astonishing."
"Wondrous yet rueful. Jia is simply one of the best and most important directors in the world."
"Few filmmakers working today look as deeply at the changing world as Mr. Jia does, or make the human stakes as vivid."
|Roxie Theater||San Francisco||CA||1583470800March 6 - March 8, 2020|
|Zeitgeist Arts Center||New Orleans||LA||1583470800March 6 - March 12, 2020|
|Lake Worth Playhouse||Lake Worth||FL||1582261200February 21 - February 27, 2020|
|Laemmle Glendale||Glendale||CA||1581656400February 14 - February 20, 2020|
|Gene Siskel Film Center||Chicago||IL||1581656400February 14 - February 19, 2020|
|Metrograph||New York||NY||1579842000January 24 - January 30, 2020|
RT' @DEADLINE': Kino Lorber To Stream ‘The American Nurse’ Free To Honor Those On Frontlines Of COVID-19 Crisis' https://t.co/MVCPeBiDqW' https…
RT' @DVDBeaver': Carl Boese, Paul Wegener's "Der Golem" Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/d08gVTq4Vv' CAN:' https://t.co/cK9qycVJiR' OUR COMP…
To honor America's nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, we are offering free streaming of acclaimed…' https://t.co/8WKTazqitt'
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming June 23! Murder by Decree (1979) • 2019 HD Master by StudioCanal • Audio Commentary with Director Bob Clark •…
RT' @POVmagazine': #NowStreaming:' @KinoLorber' Re-Releases THE AMERICAN NURSE for Free to Spotlight Health Care Workers 👩⚕️https://t.co/syYFJ…
RT' @mcastimovies': Attn #BACURAU fans: I am still talking about BACURAU, which you can stream and help support independent cinemas through' @…'
RT' @DVDBeaver': OUT TODAY! Arnold Fanck's "The Great Leap" Blu-ray - Leni Riefenstahl' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/8Kj8FxBz1E' CAN: https://…
"Such portraits of fierce, resilient women can be found throughout Ivers and Guy-Blaché’s work. But it’s more than…' https://t.co/B4B4EOFM27'
"These two key early filmmakers finally stand to get the widespread appreciation they’ve long deserved."…' https://t.co/bDjxdw4Asv'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.