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.
- 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