Previously at the ICA - Films
15 Dec 2017 – 19 Dec 2017
From the multi-awarding winning Director Jia Zhangke (A Touch of Sin, Still Life, The World), Mountains May Depart follows the life of Shen Tao (Tao Zhao) and those close to her across three different time periods.
China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi, a coal miner, and Zhang, the owner of a gas station, are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually marries the wealthier Zhang and they have a son he names Dollar.
China, 2014. Tao is divorced and her son emigrates to Australia with his business magnate father.
Australia, 2025. 19-year-old Dollar no longer speaks Chinese and can barely communicate with his now bankrupt father. All that he remembers of his mother is her name…
Mountains May Depart, dir. Jia Zhangke, China 2017, 131 mins