Uncle and House (China, 2019) [NYAFF 2019]

2018 saw a slew of critically acclaimed films coming out of China’s southern Guizhou province, including Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey into Night, Rao Xiaozhi’s A Cold Fish, and Lu Qingyi’s Four Springs. So much […]

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on Jul, 09 · in Reviews

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

Little Proletarian (China, 2012)

Shen Jie’s powerful documentary Little Proletarian begins with 14-year-old Hai’er being subjected to a vicious beating from his remorseless father, while his mother watches silently in the background. The events that follow do not negate […]

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on Aug, 06 · in Reviews

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