Welcome to a special 58th New York Film Festival edition of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast. Today, NYFF programmer K. Austin Collins is joined by director Jia Zhangke to discuss the filmmaker’s evocative new documentary Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue. Jia Zhangke gathers three prominent authors—Jia Pingwa, Yu Hua, and Liang Hong—in Shanxi province, where he grew up, to create a tapestry of testimonies about the drastic changes in Chinese life and culture that began with the social revolution of the 1950s. Interpretation by Vincent Cheng. All documentaries at the 58th New York Film Festival are presented by HBO.

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