Mountains May Depart
Chinese actress Zhao Tao is at the center of a lover’s triangle spanning generations in Jia Zhangke’s romantic epic from 2015. Tao plays Fenyang, an industrious young woman who grows older, wealthier, and somewhat happier thanks to the reconciliation with her prodigal son. The film ends on an ambiguous but exuberant note powered by Pet Shop Boys’ anthemic Go West.
About Allan Arkush
A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan. He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.