Skip to main content

Chinese Silk

China, 1957 (MIFF 1958, Focus on the East)

Director: Han Hao-jan

China is now embarking upon a large scale plan for the development of sericulture, which will eventually enable her to produce finer quality silk in greater quantities.

See also...

Spring Comes South of the Yangtze

Springtime South of the Yangtze is not only a season for industrious work but also the rewarding time of harvest. No sooner has the late rice paddy been transplanted than the early wheat becomes a ... More »

Re-Birth of a River Valley

The development of the Galoya Valley in East Ceylon. The camera follows stage by stage tile building of a giant dam to form a reservoir, the clearing of the forest, the settling of colonists and ... More »

Emperor of Monkeys

This is a fascinating, brightly costumed sequence from an ancient Chinese folk opera. Athletic dancing to the original Chinese music is a feature of this vigorous display. ... More »

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

See the world of a small Chinese town through the eyes of the People's Armed Police, a paramilitary group charged with maintaining order in a nation of 1.3 billion people. ... Zhao Liang's sharp eye ... More »

THE ORPHAN OF ANYANG

Set in small-town China, an unemployed factory worker agrees to care for a prostitute's baby for a meager stipend. Slowly, something of a family emerges, but their shared path veers when the womans ... More »

LI SHUANG-SHUANG

Li Shuang-Shuang is perhaps the most outstanding film yet made about life in the Chinese countryside. Through the clashes between an ordinary peasant and his wife, in a people's commune, it reflects ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director