Poster for the movie "Dream Empire"

Dream Empire

Yana is a 24-year-old rural migrant who recently arrived in Chongqing to pursue her “Chinese Dream.” Drawn by the glamour and easy riches of China’s historic real estate boom, she opens a foreigner rental agency designed to help Chinese real estate developers market their new developments. But this business takes a dubious turn as her foreigners are increasingly used in a surreal effort to turn remote rural ghost towns into “globalized booming cities” on the … Read more

Poster for the movie "Mambo Girl"

Mambo Girl

Blending all the elements of the musical genre and the coming-of-age films, Mambo Girl tells the story of a young woman in search of a lost identity, her long lost mother who abandoned her soon after her birth.

Poster for the movie "Isabella"

Isabella

On the eve of the transfer of power over Macao to the People’s Republic of China, a police officer finds himself in the throes of a dreadful crisis – both in his career and in his private life. Already thrown off course for having been suspended on a corruption charge, shortly afterwards, he has an encounter that completely changes his life. Hoping to compensate for his failed career, Shing seeks comfort in the arms of … Read more

Poster for the movie "Gimme Kudos"

Gimme Kudos

Old-fashioned, middle-aged Yang Hongqi claims that on a rainy night he saved a university coed from the threat of sexual violence on the outer limits of Nanjing city. He soon begs Gu Guoge, a superstar reporter at Nanjing Newspaper, for public kudos in the press. At first Gu ignores the absurd request, but pushed by Yang’s desperate and tenacious attitude Gu begins to look at verifying the case. Finally he finds the victim, Ouyang Hua … Read more

Beijing beseiged by waste

Beijing Besieged by Waste

Photographer Wang Jiu-liang travels to more than 500 landfills, fearlessly documenting Beijing’s unholy cycle of consumption through poignant observational visits with the scavengers who live and work in the dumps. While China’s economic ascent commands global attention, less light has been shed upon the monumental problem of waste spawned by a burgeoning population, booming industry, and insatiable urban growth. Award-winning photographer Wang Jiuliang focuses his lens upon the grim spectacle of waste, excrement, detritus, and … Read more

Poster for the movie "Ciao Ciao"

Ciao Ciao

A free and wild young woman has to come back from the big city to her village in the mountains.

Poster for the movie "McDull, Prince de la Bun"

McDull, Prince de la Bun

To secure a better future, Mrs Mc sends her son McDull (who is a piglet attending kindergarten) to many different classes and she has also bought her grave on mortgage. Inspired by J K Rowling, Mrs Mc tries her hand at writing. At bedtime, she tells McDull the story she wrote although McDull keeps asking her to read him Harry Potter instead. The story she wrote is actually the story of McDull’s father, McBing, Prince … Read more

Poster for the movie "Elixir of Love"

Elixir of Love

Heung, a fishwerwoman, is determined to help Kai, an amateur aromatherapist, find the ultimate elixir for the princess who has a bad case of body odour. Although Kai’s initial aim is to find the cure and win the princess’ heart, he and Heung draw closer every day in the quest for the ultimate cure.

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Sister Jiang

In 2002 at the invitation of the German World Art Festival, director Zhang Yuan presented the opera with Zhang Huoding in the title role as Jiang Jie at the Cologne Grand Theater – the first major presentation of a revolutionary opera in Europe. Zhang Yuan made a film version of the production in 2003.

Doris & Hong poster

Doris & Hong

Doris, a 70-year-old Italian retiree, was born in Eritrea to an Italian family during the Italian colonial period. Hong, a 23-year-old Chinese girl, grew up in the economic boom of China. Having been accepted to an art school in Rome, Hong flew to Rome, and is being housed at Doris’ spare room. It is her first time out of China. Both women considered the living arrangement temporary, lasting for a few months to a year, … Read more

Soul Mate movie poster

Soul mate

30 year-old working woman LI ANSHENG’s life in Shanghai is suddenly disrupted by the publication of a novel, entitled “Qiyue and Ansheng”, a chronicle of her friendship with QIYUE during her youth. Coupled with an accidental encounter with SU JIA-MING, her long repressed memories are unleashed with the force of a tsunami-The two girls seemed destined to become friends from the moment they entered high school.Though they were inseparable and believed that their bond would … Read more

Poster for the movie "After This Our Exile"

After This Our Exile

After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.

Poster for the movie "Made in Hong Kong"

Made in Hong Kong

The first independent film to emerge from the former British colony since the changeover to China in 1997, Made in Hong Kong is an intoxicating drama about teenage alienation.

Poster for the movie "Shock Wave"

Shock Wave

Shock Wave is a Hong Kong-Chinese action film written and directed by Herman Yau, produced by and starring Andy Lau. Set for release on 20 April 2017 in Hong Kong and 28 April 2017 in China, the film is Yau and Lau’s third collaboration as director and star respectively after 1991’s Don’t Fool Me and 1999’s Fascination Amour.

Poster for the movie "Extraordinary Mission"

Extraordinary Mission

‘Extraordinary Mission’ is a new Chinese action thriller directed by Alan Mak (‘Infernal Affairs’) and Anthony Pun. The film revolves an undercover police officer who attempts to take down a drug trafficking syndicate from the inside. The cast includes Huang Xuan, Duan Yihong, Lang Yueting, Zu Feng, Xing Jia-Dong, and David Wang.

Poster for the movie "Hide and Seek"

Hide and Seek

A man lives in a lovely apartment with his wife and 2 children. He is obsessed with cleanliness, has strange dreams and struggles with a mystery in his past. He goes to a bad part of town hunting for a long lost brother, leaving his wife and children in their car. As he tries to get cooperation from neighbors, the wife finds her children are missing. A stranger wearing a dark motorcycle helmet appears, frightening … Read more

Poster for the movie "I Am Not Madame Bovary"

I Am Not Madame Bovary

Li Xuelian, a woman from the countryside is falsely accused by her husband of having an affair. To defend herself, Li moves from her small town to the big city until she reached the capital.

Poster for the movie "Nezha Conquers the Dragon King"

Nezha Conquers the Dragon King

The film is an adaptation of a story in Chinese mythology (in particular, the epic fantasy novel Fengshen Bang) about the warrior deity Nezha, who became a student of the immortal Taiyi Zhenren. The main part of the story revolves around Nezha’s feud with Ao Guang, the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea, whom he angers through the killing of Ao Bing, Ao Guang’s third son. Through bravery and wit, Nezha finally breaks into the … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven"

The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven

Mythical ancient China. Born from some magic stones that fell to Earth a long time ago when Goddess Nüwa mended the sky, Sun Wukong, aka Monkey King, lives on Flower-Fruit Mountain, where he leads a community of other monkeys with his magical powers. One day, after breaking his halberd, he learns he can get a new one from Dragon King of the Eastern Sea, whom he visits in his underwater lair. Annoyed that Monkey King … Read more

Nail Clipper Romance movie poster

Nail Clipper Romance

Nail Clipper Romance is a Hong kong movie about a red-haired girl who lives off nail clippers.

Poster for the movie "The Sleep Curse"

The Sleep Curse

“The King of Gore” Herman Yau returns with a gruesome tale that follows the cursed life of a young translator who collaborated with the enemy during Japan’s wartime occupation. He is tormented by guilt after turning his back on the comfort women who were mercilessly murdered. Forty-five years later, his sin comes back to haunt his son, a professor specializing in sleeping disorders who begins a terrible experiment to exorcise his father’s ghost.

Poster for the movie "Apprentice"

Apprentice

Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. Aiman lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim’s assistant suddenly … Read more

Poster for the movie "What’s in the Darkness"

What’s in the Darkness

A serial murder case rocks a small town in China’s semi-rural Hebei province. The film explores the case from the viewpoint of a teenage schoolgirl, Jing (Su Xiaotong), who becomes entangled with the case while struggling with her own burgeoning sexuality. In the face of police ineptitude and authoritarianism, and the restrictive, conservative mentality of the town’s locals, Jing begins to develop her own theory about the case.

Poster for the movie "Godspeed"

Godspeed

A Taiwanese drug mule has his foolproof smuggling method thrown out of whack when he catches a ride with the wrong cab driver, in this highly entertaining caper starring Hong Kong comedy legend Michael Hui.

Poster for the movie "Mad World"

Mad World

An absentee father and his bipolar son are forced to live together as they struggle with a recent family tragedy. The tension and anxiety boil as they live and try to cope in a tiny apartment. As time passes, they realize their shared pain is not their only source of grief, as they find the outside world is a cruel and unjust place.

Poster for the movie "Old Stone"

Old Stone

A man falls down the stairs, but instead of helping him, the bystanders just take photos with their phones. Lao Shi is a taxi driver and he’s fighting for justice in the darkest recesses of Chinese society. The man who pushed him got into his taxi drunk not so very long ago, grabbed the steering wheel and caused an accident. The victim of the crash has been in a coma ever since, and because his … Read more

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.

Poster for the movie "Lotus Lantern"

Lotus Lantern

A young boy named Chen Xiang uses a magical lotus lantern to search for and rescue his mother, a goddess, from the cruel punishment she received from her brother, the king of the gods, for falling in love with a mortal man.

Poster for the movie "Heart of China"

Heart of China

A story of an American pilot who crashes in China, gets rescued and falls in love with a local woman. Years later he returns to pay his respects.

Poster for the movie "A Lingering Face"

A Lingering Face

A Lingering Face follows an everyman named Lei Haiyang (Pan Yueming), who has recently broken up with his girlfriend. Deciding to go to Beijing, he hitches a ride with a driver (Ma Xiaoqing) and a fellow hitchhiker, Yanzi (Li Min). Waking up from a nap, Haiyang finds the truck parked in the woods and the driver raping Yanzi. Hiding in the undergrowth, Yanzi sees Haiyang, but does not reveal his hiding position. Terrified, Haiyang runs … Read more

Poster for the movie "From the Queen to the Chief Executive"

From the Queen to the Chief Executive

In 1985, Cheung Yau-ming (David Lee Sheung-man) was one of five miscreants involved in the brutal murder of a white couple. As he was still a juvenile, the court ordered that he be “detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure,” a clause in British law allowing the government to imprison young offenders for an indefinite period. The film picks up in 1997, with Yau-ming (now 28) being paid a visit by a girl named Cheung Yue-ling (Ai … Read more

Poster for the movie "The Storm Riders"

The Storm Riders

Based on a comic book called Fung Wan (or Tin Ha), the movie stars Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud. The plot involves two children, Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud, who become powerful warriors under the evil warlord Conquer’s tutelage. They grow up serving as his subordinates, but a love triangle and an accident leads to a quest for retribution.

Poster for the movie "The Phantom Lover"

The Phantom Lover

In 1936 China, a nearly bankrupt drama troupe starts performing in a burned-out theater where the great actor Song Danping was killed. One of the actors, Wei Qing, starts seeing strange apparitions that could revive his troupe and deliver him to the same fate as Song Danping.

Poster for the movie "The Longest Summer"

The Longest Summer

It is July 1st of 1997, and Hong Kong is bright in celebration. The United Kingdom handover of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China leaves Ga Yin, and his fellow soldiers without work. Which leads them to find employment and money any way they can get it. Without much success, Ga Yin decides to join his brother Ga Suen in the triad gang world.

Poster for the movie "A Man Called Hero"

A Man Called Hero

Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts school, a Japanese named Invincible. Tensions between Chinese and Japanese, plus U.S. racism, mark the tale. Hero marries Jade, leaves her in China when he goes to America as an indentured servant, rebels against cruel labor conditions, and is joined by … Read more

Poster for the movie "Dark Matter"

Dark Matter

Liu Xing a brilliant Chinese student, arrives at University and makes the transition into American life with the help of Joanna Silver. Xing joins a cosmology group working to create a model of the origins of the universe. He is obsessed with the study of dark matter and a theory that conflicts with the group’s model. When he begins to make breakthroughs of his own, he encounters obstructions.

Poster for the movie "Bitter Money"

Bitter Money

In a fast growing city of East China, migrants have been arriving and living for a dream of a better life. But what they find there is little opportunities and poor living conditions that push people, even couples, into violent and oppressive relations. Xiao Min, Ling Ling and Lao Yeh are some of the characters of this bitter chronicle of today China. Presented at Venezia 73, Orizzonti. In a fast growing city of East China, … Read more

Poster for the movie "CJ7"

CJ7

Ti, a really poor construction worker that struggles to keep his son, Dicky, in private school, mistakes an orb he finds in a junkjard for a toy which proves to be much, much more once the young boy starts to play with it.

Poster for the movie "Fist of Legend"

Fist of Legend

Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa.

Poster for the movie "SPL: Kill Zone"

SPL: Kill Zone

Chan, an articulate senior detective nearing the end of his career, is taking care of the daughter of a witness killed by ruthless crime lord Po. Martial arts expert Ma is set to take over as head of the crime unit, replacing Chan who wants an early retirement.