Ding Jiali

Poster for the movie "Steal Happiness"

Steal Happiness

A beautifully observed light comedy centered on an average Chinese family in Xi’an, Steal Happiness observes a whole range of everyday issues in Mainland life with a gently ironic eye.

The Golden Era

Hong Kong master Ann Hui recreates the life of the pioneering and prodigiously talented 20th-century female novelist Xiao Hong.

Coming Home

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.

Xiao zi xian sun ci hou zhe

Xiao zi xian sun ci hou zhe (1993) — — – 1 January 1993 Your rating: Not rated yet! Director:  Peisi Chen, Jianfeng Zeng Stars:  Peisi … Read more

Country Teachers

When a woman is forced to work as a teacher in rural mainland China, she sees a clear goal. If she can become a certified, government employee, then she can teach her students and make a better life for herself at the same time. She carries a heavy responsibility, however. For most of her students, the education that they receive in her classroom is the only preparation they will have for the entrance exams to … Read more

Unforgettable Life

After getting an abortion at a local clinic, unwed Beijing TV anchor Lu Yun decides to focus her next special report on women’s reproductive issues, working at that clinic to research her topic.

Cala, my dog!

The humdrum existence of a Beijing factory worker and his family is disrupted when their beloved dog is confiscated by the police for being unlicensed. The worker has but 24 hours to raise the sizable sum required to pay the license fee.

Meishi touzhe le

Meishi touzhe le (1999) — — – 7 January 1999 Your rating: Not rated yet! Director:  Yazhou Yang Writers:  Yanjun Cui, Heng Liu Stars:  Feng Gong, … Read more

Chongqing Blues

Lin, a sea captain, returns from a 6 month journey when he is told that his 25-year-old son Lin Bo has been gunned down by the police. In his quest to understand what happened, he realizes he knew very little about his own son. He starts a journey back to Chongqin, a city he once lived. He will understand the impact of his paternal repeated absence on the life of his child.

Dirt

The film follows a nurse, Ye Tong (Kong Lin), who also serves as the film’s narrator. One day, Ye Tong reunites with some childhood friends, including Peng Wei, a disillusioned and long-haired young man who leads a local rock band. Ye finds herself attracted to Peng Wei’s lifestyle, despite the admonitions of her police officer friend, Zheng Weidong. When Zheng is injured by a mutual friend, Ye finds herself increasingly attracted to the strait-laced Zheng, … Read more

The Spring Festival

China’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1991