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

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


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