Tag: China

Women Who Flirt (China, 2014)

Hong Kong maverick Pang Ho-cheung’s relationship with mainland China edges closer to a long-term commitment with Women Who Flirt, a slight romantic-comedy which largely squanders...

The Shaft (China, 2008)

Zhang Chi’s debut feature The Shaft is set in an impoverished small town in western China where the mining industry looms over the lives of...

The Great Hypnotist (China, 2014)

Confidently touted as China’s first mind-bending suspense thriller, The Great Hypnotist is a stylish piece of escapism which often plays like a mix of Spellbound...

Blind Massage (China, 2014) [NYAFF 2014]

Easily the most powerful and innovative Asian film of this year, Blind Massage consolidates the rebirth of Mainland director Lou Ye as a world-class talent....

Dancing in the Room (China, 2013)

Loneliness in the big city is the theme of Peng Lei’s latest indie comedy Dancing in the Room, which follows the misadventures of a college...

Beijing Love Story (China, 2014)

Beijing Love Story is the kind of crowd-pleaser which is too obviously calculated in conception, execution, and marketing strategy to be completely winning: derived from...

Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (China, 2004)

Lu Chuan’s second feature is based on the true story of the Kekexili Mountain Patrol that was active from 1993-1996. This ragtag group of armed...

Tuya’s Marriage (China, 2006)

Located in the northern region of China, Inner Mongolia is an autonomous area with an economy that is largely based on farming, and a population...

Redeveloping Nanjing

In his landmark study of urbanisation in mainland China, Painting the City Red: Chinese Cinema and the Urban Contract (Duke University Press, 2010), Yomi Braester...