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 Features

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 Reviews

Interview with Huang Ji

Huang Ji is an award-winning independent filmmaker based in Beijing. Born in 1984 in Hunan Province, Huang made her name by focusing on the sexual exploits of China’s so-called “left-behind children” (a phenomenon when rural […]

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on Feb, 10 · in Features

Zhang Wei Tackles the Sensitive Issue of Autism with Destiny (China, 2016)

Destiny is the third feature by entrepreneur-turned-director Zhang Wei. Following the success of his previous film Factory Boss (2014), a tale of a sweatshop owner that won the Best Actor award at the Montreal World […]

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on Dec, 27 · in Features

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