China

Yi’nan Diao – Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui AKA The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam. Read More »

Yimou Zhang – Shi mian mai fu AKA House of Flying Daggers [+Extras] (2004)

Quote:
Mei is an exotic, beautiful blind dancer, associated with a dangerous revolutionary gang, known as the House of Flying Daggers. Captured by officers of the decadent Tang Dynasty, Mei finds herself both threatened by and attracted to the most unusual circumstances. Here, her heart and loyalties battle each other, amid warriors in the treetops and dazzling combat the likes of which have never before been seen! Read More »

Johnnie To – Chihuo Quan Wang AKA Chasing Dream (2019)

A young man and woman are meeting each other and establishes a special relationship due to debt problems. Him, finds that her have a singing talent and help her develop a singing career. For its part, he also strives to become the champion of the boxing championship. Both have the same state of mind and fight for their dream. Even if they burn their lives, they will have no regrets in this life. Read More »

Weikai Huang – Xianshi Shi Guoqu de Weilai AKA Disorder (2009)

Synopsis:
Through raw images of cruel and unusual news items, gathered from journalists and amateur video directors, director Huang Weikai and his film Disorder take us into the chaos of a Chinese society scarred by an overwhelming urbanization. The film is made like a mosaic of singular stories restoring absurd and hopeless situations, in an urban environment where the weakest seem to be out of place. Read More »

Yang Li – Mang jing AKA Blind Shaft (2003)

Synopsis
Two Chinese miners, who make money by killing fellow miners and then extorting money from the mine owner to keep quiet about the “accident”, happen upon their latest victim. But one of them begins to have second thoughts. Read More »

Yuan Zhang – Guo nian hui jia AKA Seventeen Years (1999)

A modest family is destined for tragedy due to the rivalry between two teenage stepsisters. It begins when Tao Lan accidentally kills her stepsister. Seventeen years later, a female guard escorts the solitary Tao Lan, now a stranger to life outside prison, to her first painful family reunion… Read More »

Kaige Chen – Hai zi wang AKA King of the Children (1987)

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An unschooled young man, one of the countless victims of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, is labouring in the countryside when he is suddenly assigned to teach in a near-by village school. Gradually, he finds the confidence to ditch the Maoist textbook and encourage the barely literate kids to write about their own lives and feelings. At the same time, through a series of dream-like meetings with a young cowherd, he begins to sense the possibilities of a life beyond the parameters of traditional education. Read More »