Country: China

  • So Long, My Son

    So Long, My Son

    China’s recent history – from the lingering sting of the Cultural Revolution and the draconian one-child policy (in effect 1979-2013) to the dramatic shifts in social structures as the country careened toward a market economy – is explored through an intimate focus on two families, exposing the human cost and personal hurt tempered by compassion,…

  • The Assassin

    The Assassin

    Action-thriller with the grace and beauty of Crouching Tiger. An assassin must kill her own cousin to save the Emperor. 168 UK and international critics voted Assassin the best film of 2015. Don’t miss it. Be transported to another time and place by a world-class filmmaker.

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    Kar Wai Wong has strong, nostalgic recollections of his formative years in Hong Kong where, having been born in Shanghai, he grew up from the age of five. In The Mood For Love is the second in a loose triptych of Hong Kong based, 1960s stories, beginning with Wong’s 1990 breakthrough film, Days Of Being…

  • Souzhou River

    Souzhou River

    Suzhou River mixes love story and crime genres in a modern film noir. Set in the urban decay of post-industrial Shanghai the film is peopled with gangsters, street hustlers and nightclub denizens. In a plot that twists and turns the narrator keeps us guessing whether the central story is about his love for Meimei (Xun…

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