Drama

List of Drama movies from Hong Kong, China and Taiwan: posters, images, info, trailers, actors, directors, and more.

Poster for the movie "Confetti"

Confetti

How far would a mother go to reverse her child’s fate? Based on writer/director Ann Hu’s story, that’s the question facing Lan (Zhu Zhu), who travels with her 9-year-old daughter Meimei (Harmonie He) from their small town in China to New York City.

Love O2O

What is it that makes a man fall in love with a woman at first sight? Appearance? Aura? Wealth? NO, when campus prince and gaming expert, student Xiao Nai first saw Bei Wei Wei, what made him fall in love was not her extraordinary beauty, but her slim and slender fingers that were flying across the keyboard and her calm and composed manner!!! Embarrassing, no? At the same time, gaming expert Bei Wei Wei, at … Read more

A Sun

A family of four fractures under the weight of unmet expectations, unexpected tragedy, and uncompromising pride.

The Fourth Portrait

Ten year-old Xiang faces a lonely future after his father dies. Just when he thinks he’s going to spend his life in the orphanage, his estranged mother shows up. And his life changes forever… A loveless mother, a hateful stepfather, a chilly home. Where’s Xiang heading to? He finds comfort in drawing and his work reveals his longing for care and affection. Life is full of hope again when he meets the old school janitor … Read more

The Falls

A mother and daughter’s fraught relationship takes unexpected turns while they quarantine during COVID, in the latest from Chung Mong-Hong (A Sun).

In the Mist

In a dim room filled with steam and mist, blurred figures of men are sipping the desire and loneliness from each other. You seem to have entered a forbidden zone and fallen into a state between dreaming and being awake, gazing at someone and also being gazed by them. The “prurience,” “erotism,” and “obscenity” in the steam room is part of the life experience that is unspeakable yet indispensable in gay community culture. Incorporating the … Read more

Hair Tie, Egg, Homework Books

As a model student in her elementary school, 11-year-old Lin Yuqi is assigned to give a speech about her family at the Parent’s Meeting tonight. But after Lin finds out that she shares the same secret with a mischievous classmate, she starts to have second thoughts.

Streetwise

Dongzi relies upon Xijun’s debt collections for providing cardiac treatment to the former’s father, the years of a cold father-son relationship and an unbearable life leaving him filled with conflicted emotions. His only reprieve is Jiu’er, a young woman capable of comforting his restless agitation. However, Jiu’er was once married to Xijun’s boss, and the two of them, no longer able to bear it, resolve to leave. On the eve of their departure, Dongzi can’t … Read more

Moneyboys

Fei works as a “moneyboy” which earns him a lot of mon- ey since prostitution is illegal in China. It gives him a way to support his family nancially. The experienced money boy Xiaolai takes Fei under his wing. Moneyboys is part of the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2021.

New Beijing, New Marriage

This short film shows a quest of two homosexual couples for understanding from the people in their surroundings, through meetings and exchanges on a square in the heart of Beijing. Director Popo Fan’s debut work recording a campaign on the Valentine’s Day in 2019, when a gay couple and a lesbian couple chose to have their wedding photos taken on Qianmen Street in Beijing. On this beautiful spring day in Beijing, a lot of interesting … Read more

Beer! Beer!

“Beer! Beer!” is an “anti-romantic comedy” set in the early morning following a wild party in Berlin. When Tao, a Chinese guy, meets Sebastian, a local German. As they seem to get more and more intimate with each other, suddenly a mattress changes everything …

The Drum Tower

In this short from acclaimed queer filmmaker Fan Popo, an introverted senior school student and a transgender vintage shop-owner, two lonely souls are swimming in the fast-changing-city pool. Can they break the wall of communication? Where are they heading to?

The Vachina Monologues

The Chinese Department of Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou) staged the Chinese debut of The Vagina Monologue in Dec. 2003. Since then, this feminist play, which came from the US and has been committed to the elimination of gender-based violence, had incited a vagina hurricane that blew all over mainland China. Zhihe Society of Fudan University, Shanghai Beaver Club, Beijing Bcome Group, all these different crews performed this play in various ways. On campuses, they performed, … Read more

Singing Behind Screens

A young man enters a brothel and sees a staged narration of a Chinese folk tale concerning a female pirate.The movie is directed by Ermanno Olmi, loosely inspired to real life events of Chinese pirate Ching Shih.

A City of Sadness

Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung, the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred by his experiences in the war, ends up in an insane asylum. Deaf-mute photographer Wen-ching, the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang government from China that is assuming power.

Butterfly

Flavia, a Honk Kong thirty-year-old teacher, is married with a son. She has to choose between her family and new love. The choice is traumatic for her, since it brings back a part of herself which belongs to an apparently buried past. As a matter of fact, Flavia falls in love with a young woman she casually meets in a supermarket. She totally surrenders to her and experiences the same intensity of a previous lesbian … Read more

Summer Blur

Yang Guo, a girl who lives with her aunt’s house, is in a dilemma after witnessing an accident by her friend. In the summer when she was constantly struggling to escape from the small city, the girl gradually gained the vague consciousness of a woman, learned to face life, face herself, and grow up.

After Class

Marginalized by the school registration system, a mother tries to send her daughter to school at all costs.

Lord of Shanghai 2

“Shanghai King II” is a Chinese action filme directed by Hu Xuehua and starring Hu Jun, Yu Nan, Feng Xiaoyue, Guo Caijie and Cao Kefan. Xiao Yuegui has never forgotten to find the murderer who killed Chang Lixiong, her daughter’s father.

Jade Dragon

Old school weepy sword fighting epic with Melinda Chen Man Ling, Cathay’s answer to Cheng Pei Pei.

The Infernal Walker

Two police officers, one black and one white, each for their own way of justice, embarking on a confrontation of death and death.

The Story Of Xi Bao

Jiang Xi Bao, a student at an elite college while under distressed circumstances. By chance, she meets Xu Cong Hui, the daughter of the distinguished and affluent Xu family. As the two girls become close friends, Xi Bao eventually encounters Cong Hui’s father, Mr. Xu Cun Zi. What initially began as a trade of her youth in exchange for material pleasure, develops into a romance, the relationship between Xi Bao and Mr. Xu deepens.

The Cloud in Her Room

Muzi’s parents’ old apartment is still there. A bed, an abandoned chair, a window falling off its hinges – the remnants of a relationship that has moved on. Her father has started a new family, her mother has friends abroad; it seems like only Muzi cares about this place. In The Cloud in Her Room, she wanders several times through this static past.

Begin Again

It tells the story of a domineering female CEO and a warm doctor who turn a fake relationship into reality due to practical reasons.

Fatal Journey

The story is set in when Qinghe Nie Sect was dealing with their ancestral knife tomb incident. Nie Mingjue brought Nie Huaisang alone to do good for others by restoring the tomb back to its original state to ensure peace in the Nie sect. Through this, Nie Huaisang went from a playful disciple to maturing into the next generation sect leader and Nie Mingjue learned, understood his brother more and helped him grow.

Back to the Wharf

An escaped convict for negligent homicide returned to hometown after 15 years, only to be haunted by his past, and got mixed up in a scheme involving the daughter of his victim.

Coffee or Tea?

Three young men with very different personalities. When they leave the big city to return to the thousand-year-old village of Yunnan, they each begin a crazy and dream journey.

Find Your Voice

Yan Zilang is an internationally acclaimed conductor working in the United States. After his former teacher inherits a group of problem students, Zilang returns to Hong Kong to assist with training them. Although it won’t be an easy task, Zilang is prepared to do everything he can to help the kids find their voices.

Kung Fu Master Huo Yuanjia

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

Ainu Mosir

Kanto, 14, a descendant of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people, decides to visit a hole in the forest — a path to the other side of the world where dead people live, hoping to see his deceased father.

My People My Homeland

A collection of six short, funny tales about life in China. In different parts of rural China, various people explore what makes their communities unique.

Once Upon a Time

Bai Qian, a goddess and monarch from the Heavenly Realms, is sent to the mortal world to undergo a trial to become a High Goddess. There, she meets Ye Hua, with whom she falls in love and marries. When an old enemy reappears in her life, everything she holds dear is threatened.

The Pillow Book

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Caught In Time

A detective tracks down a gang of criminals ten years after they initially evaded arrest.

The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity

Every few hundred years, the most powerful demon on earth—a snake demon—awakens, and the Yin-Yang Masters are summoned to the capital. Meanwhile, the Princess of the realm has her own plans, as she conspires to claim the demon’s power.

A-Tien

Freelance taxi driver A-Tien fights against a tyrannical taxi union to protect the taxi industry.

Dear Orange

What Mei wants is a simple relationship with someone who loves her dearly. However, fate decides otherwise. After a failed marriage and an immoral affair with a married man, she gives up on life because of one setback after another. For the past decade, she has barely survived with her mentally disabled son, Diku, and her dementia mother. But when she bumps again into her ex-husband, Zhi-yuan, her life is no longer quiet. His glove … Read more

Hello! Tapir

8-year-old Ah Keat sets off in search of the mythical nightmare-eating creature in the forest, hoping it will bring his father back to life.