Tag: China

Lost Course (Hong Kong, 2019)

The time for action has passed. I’m older now. The time for reflection has started. — Bruno in Le petit soldat (1960/1963) Early in Jill...

Chinese Portrait (China, 2018)

Though Chinese Portrait is his first documentary film, Wang Xiaoshuai is no stranger to what can be called documentary realism. Particularly in his early films...

Knife in the Clear Water (China, 2016)

Knife in the Clear Water is set in Ningxia, northwest of China, in a remote mountainous village called Xihaigu. As an independent filmmaker, Wang Xuebo...

Breathless Animals (China, 2019)

Dreams are the memories of another life – or so the saying goes, whatever that may mean. If one could identify a subject for Lei...

Lost Lotus (Hong Kong/Netherlands, 2019)

In her first feature Lotus (2012), journalist turned independent filmmaker Liu Shu took the patriarchal pressure on women in China as a microcosm of the nation’s centralized...

Best Director (China, 2019)

Zhang Xian’s feature debut Best Director tells the story of a young Beijing-based director (Jin Jingcheng) who visits his hometown with his fiancé (Jiang Chuyi) to seek...

Changfeng Town (China, 2019)

Inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Macondo town in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, Changfeng Town manifests from the nostalgic imagination of Wang Jing,...

The Fall (China, 2018)

After working in a coal mine and on a ship for over ten years, Zhou Lidong became a businessman. At the age of fifty, he...