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

Old Beast (China, 2017) [CVF 2018]

Social commentary on the extensive damage of China’s whirlwind economic rise on its people and society at large is a common theme of recent Chinese art-house filmmakers. Zhou Ziyang’s debut feature Old Beast is no […]

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on May, 01 · in Reviews

The Power of Zhang Yimou’s Metaphors and Colour Symbolism in Raise the Red Lantern (1991) [DCCFF 2017]

When we speak of Zhang Yimou, a leading light of China’s so-called Fifth Generation of filmmakers, many people immediately conjure up sumptuous imagery from the director’s more commercially successful titles like Red Sorghum (1987), Hero […]

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on Sep, 21 · in Uncategorized

Children are not afraid of Death, Children are afraid of Ghosts (China, 2017) [CVF 2017]

Rong Guangrong’s debut film Children are not afraid of Death, Children are afraid of Ghosts is a disturbing yet strangely moving experimental documentary that explores the traumatic lives of China’s so-called left-behind children plagued by poverty and […]

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on Apr, 30 · in Uncategorized

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