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24 City - Er shi si cheng ji
The conversion of a state-owned munitions factory into luxury high-rise apartments allows for an acute appreciation of Socialism's impact on the Chinese people and the complex social changes transforming the country in this masterful new documentary from Jia Zhang-ke. Nominated…
A Touch of Sin
A "brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China" (Jon Frosch, The Atlantic ), A TOUCH OF SIN was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world's fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. Written…
Mountains May Depart - Shan He Gu Ren
At once an intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic that leaps from the recent past to the present to the speculative near-future, Jia Zhangke's new film is an intensely moving study of how China's economic boom and the culture of…
Kaili Blues - Lu bian ye can
A stunning debut from Chinese director Bi Gan, KAILI BLUES is an audacious, mesmerizing work that announces the arrival of a major new filmmaker. In a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, two preoccupied doctors live ghost-like lives.…
City Of Life And Death
On December 9, 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army laid siege to the Chinese capital of Nanking, beginning a reign of terror that killed as many as 300,000 civilians -- an infamous tragedy now referred to as the Rape of Nanking.…
Golden Gate Girls - Esther Eng: A Pioneering Asian-American Filmmaker
This is the story of filmmaker Esther Eng, the first woman to direct Chinese-language film in the US, and the most prominent woman director in Hong Kong in the 1930s. A San Francisco native and open lesbian, her contribution to…
The Nightingale - Ye Ying - Le promeneur d'oiseau
Accompanied by his granddaughter (Xin Yi Yang) and his pet bird, a widower (Baotian Li) leaves Beijing to return to his native village in this heartwarming family drama. Nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival…
Legend of the Mountain - Shan zhong zhuan qi
A travelling scholar, intent on translating a Buddhist sutra, loses his way in the mountains. Time and space collapse around him as he continues his journey, encountering ghostly visitations amid a haunting fantasia of color, light and landscape. King Hu…
Murmur of Youth - Mei li zai chang ge
A budding friendship leads to something more between two Taiwanese girls working in a movie theater. Winner of Best Actress (Rene Liu and Jing Tseng) and nominated for the Grand Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival . "A delicate…
City on Fire
This tense Hong Kong crime thriller is known best as the film upon which Quentin Tarantino borrowed heavily for his 1992 debut, Reservoir Dogs. Those who criticized the American director for lack of originality have perhaps missed the point. In…
Paradise in Service - Jun zhong le yuan
Stationed at Taiwan's most dangerous military base, a young officer's greatest struggle isn't his intense physical training-it's holding onto his innocence while stationed next to a military brothel. This historical drama touches on the aches and absurdities of coming-of-age in…
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Xiao cai feng
Based on the best-selling novel set during China's cultural revolution, this acclaimed film is about two young men, university students, who are sent to a remote mountain village for a Maoist re-education, to purge them of their decadent Western education.…
The Blue Kite
The most acclaimed and controversial film of the new Chinese cinema, THE BLUE KITE traces the fate of a Beijing boy and his family as they experience the political and social upheavals in 1950s and '60s China.
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
In this madcap and lighthearted comedic romp, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage with his wife Feng, upon learning of her desire to have another baby. At his sister's engagement party, Weichung bumps into an old friend, Stephen,…
Chan Is Missing
Acclaimed filmmaker Wayne Wang's first feature film CHAN IS MISSING follows the adventures of two cabbies on their search through San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with $4,000 of their money. Their quest to figure out…
The Piano in A Factory
When Chen's estranged wife reappears asking for a divorce and custody of their daughter, the musician girl decides she will live with whoever can provide her with a piano. Chen's struggle thus begins. When efforts to borrow money and even…
Daughter of the Nile
Leading Taiwanese New-Wave director Hou Hsiao-Hsien directs this moody and atmospheric drama about the eldest daughter of a broken and troubled family working to keep the family together and look after her younger siblings, who are slipping into a life…
Mr. Six - Lao pao er
For decades, crime kingpin Mr. Six has run the Beijing streets with an iron fist. When Mr. Six discovers that his son, Xiaobo, is involved with a deadly street gang leader, he steps up to protect his family. As the…
Tuya’s Marriage
Tuya, hardworking and hardheaded, is a Mongolian desert herder who refuses to be settled in a town in accordance with the new industrialization policy. She is kept busy with two kids, a disabled husband and 100 sheep to care for,…
A Gentle Night - Xiao cheng er yue
In a nameless Chinese city, a mother whose daughter is missing refuses to go gentle into this good night. Winner of the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival . Winner of Honorable Mention for Best…