I Wish I Knew (Hai shang chuan qi) 2020

I Wish I Knew

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Shanghai's people and architecture, from the 1800s until today.

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  • The resulting mix of image and interview, weariness and wonder, makes for a sober assessment of just how much change China's largest city has been through since the 1930s...

    February 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • I Wish I Knew functions as an admirable cinematic tone poem about a place and its times.

    January 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Jia is building not just a portrait of a city, but of a fragmented people - one story and memory at a time.

    January 23, 2020 | Full Review…
  • [A]n expansive exploration of Shanghai as a cultural center shaken by converging historical forces.

    January 23, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • The poignant historical ironies of the Chinese director Jia Zhangke's documentary, commissioned by last year's Shanghai World Expo, begin with the title...

    February 22, 2011 | Full Review…
  • The pacing is steady. The stories are told simply, with zero affectation or buildup by the director. The effect is astonishing.

    September 15, 2010 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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