Tag Archives: Chinese

Gan Bi – Mi mi jin yu AKA Secret Goldfish (2016)

秘密金鱼
Mi mi jin yu
Secret Goldfish

Poetic short by the director of Long Day’s Journey Into Night—fans will notice the ping pong paddle. Read More »

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

SYNOPSIS
Set in the nooks and crannies of densely populated Wuhan, The Wild Goose Lake follows the desperate attempts of small-time mob boss Zhou Zenong to stay alive after he mistakenly kills a cop and a dead-or-alive reward is put on his head. 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 »

King Hu – Da zui xia AKA Come Drink with Me (1966)

Synopsis:
A ruthless band of thugs kidnaps a young official to exchange for their leader who has been captured. Golden Swallow is sent to take on the thugs and free the prisoner (who is also her brother). Though she is able to handle the overwhelming odds, she is hit by a poison dart and gets help from a beggar who is really a kung-fu master in disguise. With his help, she forms a plan to get her brother back. Read More »

Han Hsiang Li – Qing guo qing cheng AKA The Empress Dowager (1975)

Synopsis:
This dragon lady of the Ching Dynasty was the power behind the throne for 50 years, and hew vast tapestry of palace intrigues is vividly brought to the screen in this memorable epic. Read More »