<i>Ghost Town</i> Ranks Among Top Undistributed Films
Zhao Dayong’s Ghost Town has been named one of the Top Ten Undistributed Films of 2009, according to a poll of over 100 film critics run by IndieWire. The film placed highly among other works that have yet to secure a theatrical release in the US. The list films by renowned directors such as Claire Denis’ White Material, Pedro Costa’s Ne change rien, Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers, and Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl by the 100 year old master Manoel de Oliveira.
All of the above-mentioned titles screened at the 2009 New York Film Festival, where Ghost Town received widespread acclaim. Dennis Lim of the Moving Image Source wrote: “Ghost Town is one of the most surprising and rewarding films I’ve seen all year, one of the most important films to have emerged from the booming (but still underexplored) field of Chinese independent documentaries.” LA Weekly film editor Scott Foundas exclaimed: “I didn’t think there was another Jia Zhangke or Wang Bing lurking out there, but it turns out there is!”
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