China

A Great Wall

A Great Wall

Director: Peter Wang
Year: 1986

The first American movie shot in China, A Great Wall is a delightful comedy that was a "cross-cultural hit" (Los Angeles Times) when released in 1986.

A Great Wall

Blind Shaft

Blind Shaft

Director: Li Yang
Year: 2003

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

Blind Shaft

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...

City of Life and Death

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...

A Gesar Bard's Tale

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Director: Bi Gan
Year: 2019

Bi Gan follows up his knockout debut, Kaili Blues, with this noir-tinged film about a solitary man (Jue Huang) haunted by loss and regret. Co-starring Chinese superstars Sylvia Chang and Wei Tang, the film features an hour-long, gravity-defying 3D...

Long Day's Journey Into Night

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 hi...

Matrimony

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 stud...

Mountains May Depart

Old Stone

Old Stone

Director: Johnny Ma
Year: 2016

In Johnny Ma’s thrilling debut feature, a Chinese taxi driver finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare where no good deed goes unpunished.

Old Stone

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...

Take Out

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...

A Touch of Sin

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