Россия и Китай: Фильмы

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Наши времена более четко отражаются в зеркале искусства. Тема пост-коммунизма в России и Китае очень часто анализирована в различных жанрах. Но все таки два недавних фильма, а именно Прикосновение Греха сценариста Цзя Жэнгка (Китай, 2013), и Левиафан Андрея Звягинцева (Россия, 2014), изображают социальные и политические ландшафты этих стран более четко, чем все, что я до сих пор видел в печати.

Фильм Цзя эпизодичен: четыре свободно связанных рассказов о одиночных актах крайнего насилия, в основном взятые из современных газет. Левиафан это история достойного человека, чья жизнь разрушена мэром своего города в сговоре с Русской Православной Церковью и коррумпированной судебной системой.

Оба фильма визуально ошеломляющие, несмотря на мрачность их историй. На темное небо над северным российским побережьем в Левиафана смотреть просто восхитительно, а Цзя даже удается превратить бетонные джунгли Шэньчжэня, монстр-города между Гуанчжоу и Гонконгом, в великолепное зрелище. Еще одно сходство между этими фильмами это увлечение мифическими историями: Книга Иова в Левиафане, и фантастика боевых искусств в Прикосновении Греха.

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