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Mountains May Depart

Mountains May Depart

Director: Jia Zhangke
Year: 2015

Mainland master Jia Zhangke scales new heights with Mountains May Depart. At once an intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic that leaps from the recent past to the present to the speculative near-future, Jia's new film is an intensely moving study of how China's economic boom and the culture of materialism it has spawned has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love.

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A Touch of Sin

A Touch of Sin

Director: Jia Zhangke
Year: 2013

Written and directed by master Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), a man widely regarded as "one of the best and most important directors in the world" (The New Yorker), this reflection on capitalist China focuses on four people, living in four different provinces, who are driven to violent ends.

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Blind Shaft

Blind Shaft

Director: Li Yang
Year: 2003

A devastating portrait of murderous grifters in the poor coal mining region of Northwest China

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Matrimony

Matrimony

Director: Hua-Tao Teng
Year: 2011

X Men's Fan Bing Bing stars in this ghostly Chinese love story. When Junchu s girlfriend, Manli, is killed in a car accident, her ghost is determined to be with him forever. However, Junchu is forced to marry another woman, Sansan. Unable to earn his love and affection, Sansan makes a pact with Manli s ghost, but as their love for Junchu clashes their agreement turns from friendship to terrifying vengeance. Reminiscent of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Rebecca but with a supernatural twist, Matrimony is a beautifully terrifying love story.

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A Gesar Bard's Tale

A Gesar Bard's Tale

Director: Lharigtso, Donagh Coleman
Year: 2014

As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At 13, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling the epic story of Tibet's King Gesar. Now, at 35, Dawa receives a salary from the government as a guardian of national cultural heritage and is regarded as a holy man by his community. When an earthquake reduces his hometown to rubble, redevelopment of the region takes a giant leap forward. In the midst of such seismic shifts, Dawa seeks healing from King Gesar and other divine protectors of the land.

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Take Out

Take Out

Director: Shih-Ching Tsou, Sean Baker
Year: 2008

Authentic, suspenseful, funny, and alive with surprising detail, Shih-Ching Tsou and Sean Baker's Take Out "takes no false step as a scrupulous and socially conscious slice of life" (Nathan Lee, The New York Times), revealing an unseen world of illegal Chinese immigrants at work in New York City.

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City of Life and Death

City of Life and Death

Director: Lu Chuan
Year: 2011

A bold re-creation of the 1937 Japanese occupation of China's capital Nanking - the infamous "Rape of Nanking". Told with startling humanism, the film is an unforgettable masterpiece of contemporary world cinema."A film strong enough to change your life" (Los Angeles Times).

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