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Fourteenth Anniversary of People's China

China, 1963 (MIFF 1964)

The achievements of China's reconstruction programme, affecting the capital, the countryside, factories and mar­kets. Despite three successive years of natural disasters, an improvement is seen in the national economy.

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The Spirit of Genseng

A children's film using paper cut-outs. The story is aboul the trials and tribulations of an orphan boy who is finally saved from his tormentor by the Spirit of Genseng. ... More »

Down Rapid Streams

A journey with lumbermen down the rapids of the River Min, which traverses the mountains and forests of Fukien. ... More »

Hand Puppets

A tribute to the art of Yang Sheng of the Hand Puppet Theatre. His repertoire calls for the impersonation of a great variety of characters including wise scholars, dashing generals and forsaken ... More »

THE BIG PARADE

One of the most startling things about The Big Parade is how little its formal and visual qualities resemble Chen's internationally acclaimed debut feature, Yellow Earth. But perhaps the most salient ... More »

XIU XIU: THE SENT DOWN GIRL

During China's Cultural Revolution around 7.5 million 'intellectual youth' were 'sent down' to the countryside to learn skills of manual labour and rural life. Xiu Xiu, based on Yan Geling's novella ... More »

COME DRINK WITH ME

"Cheng Pei-Pei is the original swordswoman. Before Michelle Yeoh, before Brigitte Lin, before Maggie Cheung and certainly before Carrie-Ann flippin' Moss, she rode out of the east and into the wuxia ... More »

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