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The Last Ten Films I’ve Seen

The director of Ash Is Purest White lists his recent favorites

2. The Calming
Song Fang, 2020

3. White Building
Kavich Neang, 2020

4. The Gold Rush
Charlie Chaplin, 1925

5. Rain
Joris Ivens, 1929

6. Old Well
Wu Tianming, 1987

7. Taxi Driver
Martin Scorsese, 1976

8. I Was Born, But…
Yasujiro Ozu, 1932

9. Seven Samurai
Akira Kurosawa, 1954

10. The Bridge on the River Kwai
David Lean, 1957


Jia Zhang-ke is the director of, most recently, Ash Is Purest White and Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue, which had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.