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Transience: The Asian Metropolis

A cross-generational story of ostracism, love and the legacy of the past, Dam Street chronicles the life of a woman whose teenage indiscretion continues to haunt her years after the event. ... In a rural Chinese town, high-school girl Xiaoyun faces the indignation of her family and the local ... Read more
Everlasting Regret received six nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards. ... Based on the best-selling 1996 novel by Wang Anyi, Stanley Kwan's handsome epic, Everlasting Love, sweeps across the screen on a wave of Shanghai nostalgia. Using its troubled anti-heroine to navigate the troubled waters ... Read more
Often hailed as the pinnacle of Chinese silent cinema, The Goddess (1934) was the penultimate film of silent film superstar Ruan Lingyu. ... It is the story of a single mother (Ruan Lingyu) who must care for her young son in an environment of hostile intolerance. As her options dwindle, she turns ... Read more
Luxury Car was winner of Un Certain Regard at this year's Cannes Film Festival. “Wang Chao finally attains an almost perfect balance between style and content in Luxury Car… a tightly written and beautifully played drama.” - Variety In what filmmaker Wang has called the last in his ... Read more
A musical film production in Shanghai reunites old lovers and sets the scene for a tragic love triangle in this glorious musical from director Peter Ho-sun Chan, starring Japanese pin-up Takeshi Kaneshiro (House of Flying Daggers). Tempestuous director Nie and rising star actress Sun are partners ... Read more
With Summer Palace, Lou Ye establishes himself as the first Chinese filmmaker to use the 1989 Tiananmen Square student uprising as his backdrop, earning him, unsurprisingly, the ire of the Chinese authorities. However, far from being a political diatribe, Lou's film is a sensual and complex epic of ... Read more
Leading Chinese director Zhang Yang turns his perceptive eye to the inner dynamics of one post-Cultural Revolution family in Beijing and produces an emotionally affecting drama that illuminates three decades of change in China. In 1976, Xiangyang is reunited with his father, Gengnian, an artist ... Read more
Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien is certainly one of the greatest living filmmakers - and this new masterpiece acts as undeniable proof. It tells three love stories set in different eras; The vignettes, though not ostensibly related, speak to each other on the profound themes of love's fragility ... Read more
The Wild, Wild Rose (1960) is an energetic rendering of Bizet's famous opera Carmen. Transported to the nightlife district in Hong Kong, the classic tale of temptation and jealousy is given a film noir treatment by director Wong Tin Lam. Deng (played by the exquisite Grace Chang) is a fiery ... Read more
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