Four Springs (China, 2018) [CVF 2019]

Four Springs is not the kind of independent film one would expect to draw much attention in China, particularly given that it is a low-budget documentary about family members by a first-time filmmaker. Many similar […]

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Dead Pigs (China, 2018) [Reel Asian 2018]

Newcomer Cathy Yan’s slick debut film Dead Pigs attempts to shed light on the sweeping economic and social changes that have gripped China’s famed city of Shanghai over the last decade through multiple storylines. Her […]

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on Nov, 05 · in Reviews

Girls Always Happy (China, 2018) [VIFF 2018]

Girls Always Happy is a witty and refreshing melodramatic comedy that takes an intimate look at the co-dependent lives of a mother and daughter living in a back alley hutong of today’s urban Beijing. The […]

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on Oct, 04 · in Reviews

Taxi Stories (China/Hong Kong/Indonesia/Netherlands, 2017)

What happens when two people from different countries or social backgrounds share an intimate space such as a taxi, knowing that their paths may never cross again? Can they truly connect as human beings by […]

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on Jun, 05 · in Reviews

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