By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated February 13, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST
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Still Life

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  • Movie

The steep price of progress in his home country is a favorite theme of the great Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke (Platform, The World), who here turns his extraordinary eye on the apocalyptic engineering feat on the Yangtze River that is the Three Gorges Dam. More than a million people have been displaced in central China in the cause of generating electrical power to meet the needs of the future; Jia’s flowing river of a picture washes over a few of them as they adjust to life’s currents in the present. A

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Still Life

type
  • Movie
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mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 108 minutes
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