In Character (China, 2018) [CVF 2019]

In 2012, filmmaker Tracy Dong accompanied writer-director Ye Jing during auditions, casting, and rehearsals for a film project that concerns his teenage years in Sichuan during the Cultural Revolution. That project would result in Ye’s […]

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on Apr, 29 · in Reviews

One Child Nation (USA, 2019)

With her Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary One Child Nation, Nanfu Wang continues to demonstrate an incredibly impressive gift for layering and connecting multiple stories and voices, each of which remains individual while […]

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on Mar, 26 · in Reviews

Turtle Rock (China, 2017) [CVF/BFI Southbank Chinese New Year 2019]

The documentary Turtle Rock, set in the mountain village of Tuan Yu Yan, may be artist Xiao Xiao’s first venture into filmmaking (Wu Wenguang and Hong Guo-Juin are credited as art advisors) but it continues […]

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on Jan, 20 · in Reviews

The Song of the Tree (Kyrgyzstan, 2018)

Aibek Daiyirbekov’s debut feature The Song of the Tree, which premiered at this year’s Moscow International Film Festival, has been pitched as a musical, for better or for worse. Yes, the film contains songs and […]

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on Dec, 13 · in Reviews

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