The Paisano

‘Mountains May Depart’ resists ease

Photo Courtesy of Kino Lorber

Aidan Watson-Morris

March 29, 2016

  Like any film ambitious in scope, “Mountains May Depart” is difficult to summarize. The elevator pitch is woefully inadequate: a love triangle threatens to separate childhood friends in China at the turn of the century. It might be more accurate to call the movie an exploration of a cha...