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Posts Tagged“Chinese cinema”

Boat People

This video essay looks at one of the most important films of the Hong Kong New Wave, Ann Hui’s Boat People, and how it formally combines the director’s interest in the political and the melodramatic.…

A Touch of Sin

A Touch Of Sin, Jia Zhangke’s tragic—and excellent—new film (opening tomorrow at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto), pushes the director’s familiar themes of disillusionment and alienation in contemporary China to brutal new heights. Those…

Happy Birthday to legendary Hong Kong director and producer, Tsui Hark. The 62 year-old filmmaker began in the Hong Kong New Wave before becoming famous for his classic Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983),…