Living in Paradox

Since Deng Xiaoping launched the reform and opening-up policies, China’s economy surged, but its political strategies became increasingly inward-oriented. How did this paradox propel the country? What changes did it bring to people’s everyday lives? As someone who truthfully recorded what he saw, what had the director seen through his lens?
About the Film
A Touch of Sin

Directed by: Jia Zhangke

A miner, a robber, a woman, and a laborer. The four protagonists are from different provinces, and of different backgrounds. Their stories unveil the real China. What has the high-speed economic growth led to? Prosperity, or calamity?