Jia Zhangke is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today.  Starting in 1997, his first three features were made without official approval but garnered increasing attention on the international festival circuit.  Mountains May Depart is somewhat reminiscent of his 2000 masterpiece Platform in that it looks at a changing China over the span of several years.  The story charts the lives of several characters from 1999 to 2025, most notably Shen Tao, played by the luminous Zhao Tao, Jia’s...