As a fan of Jia Zhangke's work, I was definitely going to be grabbing a ticket to this recently announced talk at the BFI, which will follow a screening of his acclaimed drama (it won at Cannes last year) A Touch of Sin. Review as soon as I see it.
From the BFI:
A Touch of Sin is a virtual ‘state of the nation’ report on China in 2013, inspired by tweets about small, local incidents which escalated into rage, violence and even murder. Jia Zhangke presents four skillfully interlinked stories: an ex-miner enraged by corruption, a man who steals and kills to stave off boredom, a woman who stabs her would-be rapist and a young kid drifting through the foreign-owned factories and nightclubs of the south.
Tickets £16, concs £12 (Members pay £1.50 less)