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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…
Rebels of the Neon God - Qing shao nian nuo zha
Tsai Ming-liang emerged on the world cinema scene in 1992 with his first, groundbreaking feature, REBELS OF THE NEON GOD. His debut already includes a handful of elements familiar to fans of subsequent work: a deceptively spare style often branded…
Letter From Masanjia - Fighting for Workers' Rights in China
An SOS note penned by a Chinese prisoner is found by a mom in Oregon, sparking a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and shuts down China's labor camp system. Nominated for Audience Favorite at the…
Yellow is Forbidden - Fashion Designer Guo Pei Works to Join the World of Haute Couture
Recognition from Paris's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture is considered the apex of the fashion industry, and Chinese designer Guo Pei is determined to reach it. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival nominee. Nominated for…
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.…
Lilting
Set in contemporary London, LILTING features intensely moving performances by Asian cinema's martial arts legend Cheng Pei Pei ( Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ) as Junn, a Cambodian-Chinese mother grieving the untimely death of her only son Kai (Andrew Leung),…
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.…
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…
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.…
Mardi Gras: Made in China - Globalization Gone Wild
Winner of twenty-one national and international awards, Mardi Gras: Made in China follows the path of Mardi Gras beads from the streets of New Orleans during Carnival - where revelers party and exchange beads for nudity - to the disciplined…
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…
Mao's Last Dancer
An award-winning Australian drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a…
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…
Hanzi - Exploring Language and Culture through Chinese Typography
How does language shape identity? What role does handwriting play in the digital age? HANZI encourages audiences around the world to revisit and rethink their own culture, language and identity. HANZI explores international design, visual culture, and identity through the…
Hooligan Sparrow - A Champion for Girls' and Women's Rights in China
The danger is palpable as maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues travel to Hainan Province in southern China to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal.…
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.
Morning Sun
Morning Sun attempts, in the space of two hours, to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976). It provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period as seen through the eyes - and reflected in the…
Finding Kukan - Uncovering the Story of An Asian-American Female Producer from the 1940's
KUKAN, a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II China to audiences around the world, was the first ever American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award in 1942 and was considered lost for decades. When…