March 19, 2015

Modern Masters #4: Jia Zhangke

TSPDT's latest list of the 1000 most-acclaimed films of this century is out. Based on that, I have selected filmmakers with the most impressive filmographies since 2000. Their ranking considers two aspects - how many of their films feature in Top 1000, and what is the respective rank of each of these films on that list.

"People have advised me to shoot a film that ends with the world getting better. It's such a strange suggestion. I like to shoot the rain. Why do you want me to shoot the sun coming up?"


44-year old Chinese filmmaker

Has directed six films since 2000, ALL of which feature in Top 1000: Platform (2000) is highest rated at #17, followed by Still LifeThe WorldUnknown PleasuresA Touch of Sin, and 24 City.

Trivia: Apart from these six features, he has made as many as 13 shorts and documentaries since 2000.

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