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Still Life in August

BFI have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Still Life on 25th August 2008 priced at £19.99. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival 2006, Jia Zhangke’s Still Life is a tale of two individuals struggling to keep up with the dizzying pace of change in 21st century China.

It’s worth noting this DVD release of Still Life has been awarded a 15 certificate by the BBFC as the feature English subtitles translate to stronger language than appeared in its PG-rated UK theatrical release.

Features include:

  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Mandarin with English subtitles
  • Feature commentary by Tony Rayns
  • Dong (Jia Zhangke, 2006, 66 mins), a documentary companion piece to Still Life on painter Liu Xiaodong and his subjects: male labourers from Still Life and female entertainment workers in Bangkok
  • Newly translated English subtitles
  • Illustrated booklet with essays by Chris Berry and Jia Zhangke and interviews with Jia

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