Saturday Fiction (China, 2019) [TIFF 2019]

The prospect of Lou Ye and Gong Li working together should excite anyone who is even remotely interested in contemporary Chinese cinema. With Saturday Fiction, these two titans collaborate for the first time in a […]

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on Sep, 16 · in Reviews

The Shadow Play (China, 2018)

Emerging from two-years of censorship limbo, Lou Ye’s noir melodrama The Shadow Play is every inch a film by the Sixth Generation maverick despite jarring indications of post-production strife. Although pitched as a fairly commercial […]

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on Apr, 10 · in Reviews

Fleeting Romance in the Throes of Development: Lou Ye’s Suzhou River (2000) [DCCFF 2017]

Lou Ye’s breakthrough feature Suzhou River intertwines the destinies of two couples. Mardar (Jia Hongsheng) is a motorcycle courier and small-time criminal who becomes romantically involved with Moudan (Zhou Xun), the bored daughter of a […]

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on Sep, 18 · in Features

Chinese Film Industry Talks: In Conversation with Producer Isabelle Glachant

In the fast growing Chinese film market, very talented local filmmakers have experienced difficulties in reaching their national audience, although their works have received awards at international festivals and been distributed abroad. These filmmakers insist […]

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on Jun, 19 · in Interviews

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