Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces’ hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.
The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as ‘Kundun’, which means ‘The Presence’. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 and has been living in exile in Dharamsala ever since.
After shooting ‘S He’, ‘I’ fell into the bottleneck of creation. While interviewing some artists about how to break through the bottleneck period, I stumbled upon an artist’s body with a strange posture in his studio. Driven by curiosity and creative desire, ‘I’ began to investigate this dead artist with a camera. What happened next became more and more strange and uncontrollable…
Innocent Prisoners (2020) — 99 min – Drama – 7 August 2020 Your rating: Not rated yet! Director: David Dai Stars: Tong Yixuan, Shi Yuanting, Luan … Read more
Since her grandfather died, Chi Li has lived alone in the house of an aunt who is abroad. She has no contact with her parents. It is a lonely life, but Chi Li is doing fine. She has a job at a cinema and no need for a relationship. She protects herself this way because who would want her as a girlfriend? Chi Li has epilepsy. In north-eastern China where she lives, this means she … Read more
A series of severe criminal cases happened in Yangguan, an industrial town in Northwest China. Chen Hanzhong, the detective on the case, commutes to the gobi, fallen villages and desolate industrial landscapes with colleagues day after day. They got some clues, and more questions as well. As time passed, they realized that to solve the case is also to solve the mysteries in their lives. Suddenly, work and life, memory and reality, all begin to … Read more
In the dangerous war situation, the top mercenaries licked their blood, fought in danger, successfully recovered the radioactive elements from terrorists, arms companies and other multilateral forces, eventually disintegrating the plot and protecting the city’s thrilling journey. In the ups and downs of the film, the film conveys the humanitarian spirit and the theme of defending peace to the audience.
Rework on Dong Chengpeng’s previous award winning short “A Final Reunion”. A comedy director has come up with an idea of breaking through his common filmmaking take by shooting a short film about how his grandmother would have spent on the New Year’s day, crews recruited, the protagonist on set, everyone ready in the rural remote country where he was born and raised while out of everyone’s expectation, the grandma passed. The movie has to … Read more
In “Spaces #2”, 7 internationally acclaimed directors shot, after commissioning by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, a short film at home, making their own timely comment on the new reality that we live in. The project is inspired by the book “Species of Spaces” by the French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist, and essayist, Georges Perec and the days of quarantine. The idea is to create a film at home, using the environment, the people or the … Read more
The background of the story of “As God” was set in the period of the Republic of China Revolutionary Warlords in the Republic of China. During the Republic of China, the “God of Buddha” was behind the demon’s confusion. There are also many small heroes who seek truth and punish evil and promote good. They will jointly debunk the scam and reveal the truth to the world.
The young and vigorous Huo Yuanjia was only focused on “subjugating people by force”, and therefore had a rift with his father and ran away from home. When he first arrived in Jinmen, he met Nong Jinsun who secretly escorted the reformers, and Zheng Yi shot out the crisis of the agriculture, and the two became friends. Nong Jinsun persuaded him to use a good martial art to open a martial arts hall to strengthen … Read more
Between the city and the countryside and the modern world versus the old, a girl is at her happiest when she is in nature. Her parents are divorced, and in a modern world there is a need for money. This means a trip to the big city on the back of her mother’s scooter. Once in the big smoke, the girl must visit with her father and his new girlfriend in order to pick up … Read more
Mulan grew up in a martial arts family, has a dream to become a female warrior in the Kingdom. By forced to join the army in her father’s stead, she finds a way to express herself. However, during a mission that she was supposed to assassinate the Crown prince of a hostile kingdom, she never knows that this decision changed her life entirely. They fell in love. From then on, she has a new goal, … Read more
During a dark time in the Heian period, when evil forces threaten the kingdom, the emperor relies on the Onmyoji to keep the supernatural forces in line. But as political events become highly charged, friction within the order leads to betrayal. Now, Seimei (Mansai Nomura), a talented member of the clan, must face down his master, Doson (Hiroyuki Sanada), in the hopes of restoring peace to the kingdom.
God of Gamblers tells the story of Xu Jiabao, who is fishing for a living, rescued the God of Gamblers Shen 13 by accident, and was involved in the turmoil and conspiracy of the Jinyan Island gambling community. The film revolves around “anti-gambling”. For the mother’s medical expenses, Xu Jiabao had no choice but to engage in a “gamble-free” transaction with the gambling god Shen XIII: as long as the three players of Jinyan Island … Read more
The feature introduces a fictional golden-colored flower, which possesses the magical ability to debauch humans who get too close to it. As the flower only chooses kindhearted people as hosts, a group of martial artists who want to eradicate the plants face a dilemma: should one kill good people for rescuing men from sin?
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. Disguised as a man by the name of Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness … Read more
Xiaoxian remembers what happen in her village during the Summer of 1992 when she was 12-year-old and her mother died giving birth to her fourth sister. “Mama” tells what happens over seven days in a village in rural China during the 1990’s. It depicts the memory of 12-year-old girl Xiaoxian about her family and her village. In seven days, she witnesses three deaths and two births, including the death of her own mother who dies … Read more
Giacomo, a second-generation Italian-Chinese youngman, travels to Wencheng County to bring his late father’s ashes back to his hometown. There he stays at his grandfather’s house. The old man becomes Giacomo’s guide through the forgotten paths of his native culture, which now looks so distant from the daily life of a European twenty-something.
One day PAK, 70, a taxi driver who refuses to retire, meets HOI, 65, a retired single father, in a park. Despite years of societal and personal pressure, they are proud of the families they have created through hard work and determination. Yet in that brief initial encounter, something is unleashed in them which had been suppressed for so many years. As both men recount and recall their personal histories, they also contemplate a possible … Read more
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.
Changfeng Town is located in an inconspicuous corner of China. The townspeople know each other well and are content with life. Airplanes pass by the town from time to time, reminding people of an unknown outside world. Many things in town exist in solitude – the cinema, the dentist, the Auto repair shop, the news office, and the elementary school. The townspeople are unique and full of eccentricities. They each has a story of their … Read more
A story of a businessman who accidentally boards a train bound for Russia with his mother and has to overcome difficulties with his mother and problems in his family life. Lost in Russia (囧妈; literally: ‘awkward mother’) is a 2020 Chinese comedy film co-written and directed by Xu Zheng, who also stars in the lead role. Most of the film was shot on location in Russia. Filming locations included Lake Baikal, Moscow, and Saint Petersburg.