Daniel LoPilato is a writer and educator from Atlanta, Georgia. His fiction and non-fiction can be found or is forthcoming in Split Lip Magazine, the Indiana Review, American Short Fiction, the Southeast Review, the Tallahassee Democrat, and others.
Jia Zhangke: Three Films for the New Cold WarBy Daniel LoPilato
Jia Zhangkes signature blend of slice-of-life portraiture, documentary realism, and understated surrealism offers a salve to cinemagoers made weary by the revanchist Cold War nationalism taking hold over the US press and ruling class. In anticipation of his new film, three of Jias narrative features warrant revisiting for their remarkable ability to transform sites of globalization into humanistic meditations on alienation and exploitation.