A TOUCH OF SIN is the critically acclaimed Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s four-pronged take on modern-day China. Each of the four stories is based on real events, and all of them are tales about people trying to cope with living in a society where corruption and the brutal gears of a booming economy render the individual superflous. The stories range from tales of small-town corruption to devastatingly destructive displays of frustration and meetings with contemporary incarnations of old spirits.
Zhang Ke Jia
JIA ZHANGKE is a Chinese director and scriptwriter, belonging to the so called “Sixth Generation” movement of Chinese cinema. He is maybe best known for his film STILL LIFE (2006), which earned him the Golden Lion in Venice. A TOUCH OF SIN earned the Best Screenplay Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.