Platform (film)

Platform (film)

Infobox Film
name = Platform

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director = Jia Zhangke
producer =
writer = Jia Zhangke
narrator =
starring = Wang Hongwei
Zhao Tao
Liang Jingdong
music = Yoshihiro Hanno
cinematography = Yu Lik-wai
editing = Kong Jinglei
distributor = United States:
Empire Pictures
New Yorker Films (DVD)
United Kingdom:
Artificial Eye
released = Venice:
September 4, 2000
United States:
March 14, 2001 (limited)
United Kingdom:
August 2, 2002
runtime = 154 min./193 min. (VFF)
country = China
language = Mandarin
budget =
gross =
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amg_id = 1:220970
imdb_id = 0258885

"Platform" (zh-cp|c=站台|p=Zhàntái) is a 2000 film written and directed by Jia Zhangke. The film is named after a popular song about waiting at a railway platform.

It is set in and around the small city of Fenyang, Shanxi province, China, from the end of 1970s to the beginning of 1990s. Fenyang was also the birthplace of director Jia Zhangke. The film is called "an epic of grassroots".

It follows a group of twenty-something performers as they face personal and societal changes.

Dialogue is a mixture of local speech, mainly Jin Chinese and Standard Mandarin.

Main cast

* Wang Hongwei - Cui Minliang
* Zhao Tao - Yin Ruijuan
* Liang Jingdong - Zhang Jun
* Yang Tianyi - Zhong Ping
* Wang Bo - Yao Eryong

Awards and nominations

* Venice Film Festival, 2000
** Golden Lion - nominee
** Netpac Award
* Nantes Three Continents Festival, 2000
** Golden Montgolfiere
* Singapore International Film Festival, 2000
** SFC Young Cinema Award
** Silver Screen Award-Best Asian Feature Film (nominated)
* Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2001
** Best Film
* Fribourg International Film Festival, 2001
** Don Quixote Award

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