Han Jie

Poster for the movie "Mr. Tree"

Mr. Tree

A satirical yet delightful adventure about a village idiot who might just be a prophet, Mr. Tree is the auspicious second feature directed by Han Jie and produced by master filmmaker Jia Zhanke\ (from tiff.net).

Walking on the Wild Side

Han Jie’s feature debut draws on his own experiences growing up in a desolate mining district in northern China’s Shanxi province. A Chinese road movie, Walking on the Wild Side charts a young gang’s continuous flights from one kind of trouble to the next. Mirroring the stark and barren landscape, the film relays the grim story of these delinquents’ dreams of liberty and easy money. Played by nonprofessional actors who are real life troublemakers, the … Read more