CONTROVERSIAL Chinese film, A Touch of Sin, hasn’t been released in China yet but you can see it at ACMI this month! Hieu Chau tells you how you can win two double passes to see the film.
After a successful tour of some of the world’s major film festivals, A Touch of Sin – the new film from Chinese auteur, Jia Zhangke – will be enjoying a month-long run of screenings at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) throughout February.
Inspired by allegedly true-life stories and taking place across several different geographical terrains in China, A Touch of Sin is a film comprised of four vignettes documenting stories of struggle and violence. Partly a piece of social commentary, Jia’s film is a film that examines man’s capacity to tolerate injustice through the socio-economic climate of contemporary China.
At last year’s distinguished Cannes Film Festival, the Chinese picture took home the award for Best Screenplay and was also in competition for the festival’s coveted Palme d’Or, the highest achievement a film can be bestowed at the festival.
The film has not been without controversy however. A Touch of Sin has yet to be released in its home country and it is alleged that it’s subject matter and uneasy depiction of China, things which have lead to a film’s ban by Chinese censors in the past, have caused the delay.
Fortunately for those of us in Melbourne, particularly Chinese students keen to see what the fuss is all about, Meld Magazine have two double passes to give away to the film. Simply enter the competition below for a chance to see A Touch of Sin.
Note: Competition only open to Melbourne residents.
Jia Zhangke’s violent film will be screening all throughout February. Check the film’s page over at ACMI’s website for information on how to secure tickets and to view screening times.