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Mountains May Depart

"A masterful command of melodrama. Delicate and satisfying." - The Hollywood Reporter

27 April 2018 22 May 2018

Mandarin/Cantonese/English with Thai/English subtitles



China, 1999. In Fenyang, 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.

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.



About the film

Director: Zhangke Jia
Country: China
Year: 2015
Duration: 126 mins
Short Film: TBC