Lou Ye

Poster for the movie "Saturday Fiction"

Saturday Fiction

An actress working undercover for the Allies in 1941 Shanghai discovers the Japanese plan to attack Pearl Harbor.

Poster for the movie "Blind Massage"

Blind Massage

A drama centered around the employees of a Nanjing massage parlor who share a common trait: they are all blind.

Poster for the movie "Love and Bruises"

Love and Bruises

Hua, a young woman from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between former lovers and recent French acquaintances. She meets Matthieu, a young worker who falls madly in love with her. Possessed by an insatiable desire for her body, he treats Hua like a dog. An intense affair begins, marked by Matthieu’s passionate embraces and harsh verbal abuse. When … Read more

Poster for the movie "Spring Fever"

Spring Fever

Hired to spy on a philandering husband, Luo Haitao soon becomes entangled in a clandestine affair with the other man. Along with Luo’s girlfriend, they succumb to the delirium of drunken nights, but how long can their tryst last?

Poster for the movie "Purple Butterfly"

Purple Butterfly

Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover… and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.

Poster for the movie "Weekend Lover"

Weekend Lover

The film follows a young man, A Xi who is recently released from prison. Once released, he seeks out his old girlfriend Li Xin who has since begun a relationship with La La a young musician. As the two men vie for her attention, tension and violence escalate.

Poster for the movie "Mystery"

Mystery

A sexually intense thriller set in the colossal city of Wuhan in eastern China, which the director portrays as an unimaginably gigantic forest of featureless skyscrapers, their summits lost in the smog. The film has touches of Chabrol–and even a weird hint of Fatal Attraction–and also offers a sly satirical perspective on modern China’s new rush to capitalist riches and bourgeois prosperity… [We are introduced] to the comfortable, placid domestic world of Yongzhao (Qin Hao), … Read more

Poster for the movie "Don't Be Young"

Don’t Be Young

A realistic depiction of the new difficulties people faced in the new era in China.

Poster for the movie "Summer Palace"

Summer Palace

Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou Wei. Driven by obsessive passions they can neither understand nor control, their relationship becomes one of dangerous games – betrayals, recriminations, provocations – as all around them, their fellow students begin to demonstrate, demanding democracy … Read more

Poster for the movie "Suzhou River"

Suzhou River

A tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film stars Zhou Xun in a dual role as two different women and Jia Hongsheng as a man obsessed with finding a woman from his past.