Poster for the movie "Unknown Pleasures"

Unknown Pleasures

Unknown Pleasures (任逍遥; Rèn xiāo yáo), directed by Jia Zhangke in 2002, is a compelling portrayal of the lives of disaffected youth in contemporary China. Starring Wu Qiong, Zhao Weiwei, and Zhao Tao, the film delves into the existential crises of a new generation in the industrial city of Datong, Shanxi province.

Poster for the movie "Hero"

Hero

One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

Poster for the movie "Springtime in a Small Town"

Springtime in a Small Town

In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.

Poster for the movie "Spring Subway"

Spring Subway

A stylish urban romance about the silent suffering of a modern Chinese couple.

Poster for the movie "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress"

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

During the Cultural Revolution, two young men are sent to a remote mining village where they fall in love with the local tailor’s beautiful granddaughter and discover a suitcase full of forbidden Western novels.

Poster for the movie "Cry Woman"

Cry Woman

Desperate to support her family and earn enough money to get her husband out of jail, a woman with an unusual crying style becomes a professional mourner.

Poster for the movie "Life Show"

Life Show

The story of a beautiful, single woman who runs a restaurant in inland China, delving into her battle to understand the rapid changes affecting society around her.

Afanti

China’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1979

Poster for the movie "Song of China"

Song of China

A businessman moves his family from the city to the countryside to open a school.

Poster for the movie "Sun Valley"

Sun Valley

The Avenger, a brooding swordsman armed with a blade marked “Slayer of 1000 Armies” claims he’s waiting for a long-missing friend, at an outpost in Northwest China’s Sun Valley. The Avenger suffers an intense fear of blood, from being the only survivor of his clan’s massacre. The sight of blood propels him into a killing fury. Winter is setting in, so the local horse trader Black Bull, and most of the valley’s men, prepare to … Read more

Poster for the movie "Sons"

Sons

Story of a real family in Beijing. The father’s drinking problem starts it all. The mother struggles to keep the family together till she cannot take it any more.

Poster for the movie "Red Heroine"

Red Heroine

Red Heroine was a smash hit on release and a prime example of the martial arts explosion of the late 20s (setting the template for later revivals), but with a crucial twist: in place of the typical, manly hero we have a swashbuckling woman. At first she’s a helpless abductee, then an unstoppable killing machine, fighting to stop a tyrannical warlord ravaging the countryside and enslaving numerous (very) scantily-clad young women.

Poster for the movie "Be There or Be Square"

Be There or Be Square

The story of two Chinese immigrants’ struggles in America. Yuan Liu (You Ge ) has lived in LA for years. He has no stable job, no family and lives in a wagon. He seems content with his life until the day he meets Qing Li (Fan Xu ), a woman with the big “American dream”.

Poster for the movie "Ashima"

Ashima

Ashima is a brave and beautiful girl of the Sani people, beloved by all. One day as she is down at the lake to fetch water, she hears the sound of a shepherd’s flute coming from the hills across the lake. She replies in song.

Poster for the movie "Two Stage Sisters"

Two Stage Sisters

In pre-communist China, two sisters lead very different lives. One is a famous performer while the other is a political activist. In 1935 a runaway tongyangxi, Zhu Chunhua, takes refuge at an itinerant Yue Opera troupe performing at a Shaoxing village. The head of the troupe, A’Xin, intends to send the girl away, but Yue Opera teacher Xing, seeing her potential, takes Chunhua in as a disciple and trains her. Chunhua signs a deal with … Read more