Mandarin

  • Xiaolian Peng – Meili Shanghai AKA Shanghai Story (2004)

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    The rise and fall of a family in Shanghai. Once wealthy and capitalist, the family unraveled during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s. Their home, once a French concession mansion, was converted into a multi-family dwelling. Years later, the matriarch of the family announces that she is dying. When her four grown children return, it becomes the first time the family has been under one roof in decades.Read More »

  • Hongqi Li – Buneng ziba AKA The The (2019)

    Eight characters dialogue in a surreal way in limited environments. They talk a lot but without raising their voices. They threaten each other but do not make any sudden gestures. Like puppets trapped in a room, they express their frustration without finishing anything.Read More »

  • Yuhang Ho – Sham moh aka At the End of Daybreak (2009)

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    A 23-year-old man looking to escape the burden of his alcoholic mother strikes up an illicit online relationship with a 15-year-old schoolgirl.Read More »

  • Jie Liu – Bao Bei Er AKA Baby (2018)

    When a woman who was abandoned at birth because of a genetic disorder sees a child facing the same fate, she finds herself trying to persuade their parents to reconsider and goes to extreme lengths to save the child.Read More »

  • Shu Shuen Tong – Dong fu ren AKA The Arch (1968)

    A woman falls in love with a visiting cavalry captain, but chooses to suppress it for the sake of her daughter.Read More »

  • Junli Zheng – Nie Er (1962)

    Biography of famous Chinese composer Nie Er, who found the meaning of life by composing for national rejuvenation.Read More »

  • Bing Wang – Beauty Lives in Freedom (2018)

    Gao Ertai, born 1931 is an artist, teacher, activist and philosopher who was imprisoned in the 1950s in a Chinese labor camp. This documentary chronicles his lifelong pursuit of freedom.

    Beauty Lives in Freedom, following a week-long tour of his works in the United States. The film chronicles the Chinese artist, philosopher, and activist Gao Ertai’s lifelong pursuit of freedom. Gao was sent to a labor camp for re-education in the 1950s while a teacher in the western province of Gansu, and later became a political detainee in Sichuan following the June Fourth Tiananmen Incident. He successfully escaped to Hong Kong with his wife Pu Xiaoyu in 1992. The 80-year-old Gao and his wife currently live in Las Vegas.Read More »

  • Hung Hung – Ren jian xi ju AKA Human Comedy (2001)

    The second movie as the director of Hung Hung, Human Comedy, is divided in four stories separated by interconnected chapters focusing on the contradictions of the human condition inside the modern Taipei. The first story narrates the misfortunes of a young shoe saleswoman who is in love with the actor Tony Leung who lives virtually isolated of all inside in a world of fantasy that she has been created around it. In the second chapter we get in the shoes of an actor who must fight with the director of the play he is working for (AIDS patient) and with his conservative mother who is coming to Taipei to visit him. The third story concerns on engaged couples that are forced to seek for a new house because their house is infected with cockroaches. Read More »

  • Quan’an Wang – Tuan yuan (2010)

    Synopsis:
    Liu returns to his native city Shanghai after 50 years spent in Taiwan. He has come to find the first love of his life, Qiao, who he left behind pregnant. In the meantime, Qiao has married and formed a family. But Liu is determined to get the family’s approval to take her away with him. —AnonymousRead More »

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