China

  • Feature

    Xiao Wu: from underground film to restored cinema classic

    Bringing unique images Jia Zhangke’s hometown to the world…

  • Feature

    The Neverchanging Magic of Hope for the Better Future

    The Symbolic Escapism of An Elephant Sitting Still

  • Review

    Crows and Sparrows

    An allegorical melodrama that saw two Chinas at a historic junction of modern Chinese history…

    4.5 stars
  • Review

    Red Sorghum

    Zhang Yimou has never bettered his astonishing debut…

    5 stars
  • Review

    The One Who Runs Away is the Ghost

    Qinyuan Lei’s debut is a poetic tale about homecoming…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Ripples of Life

    Wei Shujun’s sophomore feature is a sharp look into the filmmaking process and the pursuit of realism…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Dark Red Forest

    Jin Huaqing’s latest is a thought-provoking and visually stunning look at spirituality on the Tibetan plateau…

    5 stars
  • Review

    To Live

    The quintessential Chinese film…

    4.5 stars
  • Review

    The Battle at Lake Changjin

    Three directors combine for three hours of patriotic warfare in the latest Chinese military propaganda blockbuster…

    2 stars
  • Review

    Shanghai Triad

    A less-talked-about addition to Zhang Yimou’s oeuvre, with visual elegance and playful approach to genre conventions…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Raise the Red Lantern

    Zhang Yimou’s gilded cage that holds wonders and unimaginable horrors is unleashed on Gong Li…

    5 stars
  • Review

    Raging Fire

    A fitting finale for the career of Hong Kong action genre doyen Benny Chan…

    3 stars
  • News

    Cloudy Mountain Is Out Now In UK & Ireland Cinemas!

    Check out one of the best Chinese films of the year from the 8th of October in a cinema near you!

  • News

    Discover rarely seen queer cinema at Queer East Film Festival

    Queer films from East and Southeast Asia will be screened in cinemas across London, from 15 to 26 September…

  • News

    Asian films screening at TIFF 2021

    A preview of all the Asian films screening at the 2021 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival…

  • News

    Electric Shadows will be running its first Asian film festival

    An extensive range of Asian films will be screened from 2 to 5 September…

  • Review

    Barbarian Invasion

    Everything is film…

    4.5 stars
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