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Films From People's Republic of China

Children Painters of Lijiang River (Chen Zeren, )
Along the Lijiang River in southern China, the picturesque scenery is as beautiful as a Chinese painting. The landscape has long inspired the people of the region to compose poems and paint pictures.… Read more

Fishing the Moon from the Pool (Zhou Keqin, )
An animated tale about monkeys chasing after the moon. ... Read more

NARROW STREET (Yang Yanjin, )
Narrow Street is the story of two youths, Xia, an easy going, good-humoured mechanic, and Yu, who is rather shy and delicate. ... They first met in the late sixties, during the chaotic days of the … Read more

RICKSHAW BOY (Ling Zifeng, )
The film is a convincing study of social conditions in Beijing during the turbulence of the early 1930s Xinagzi, a young camel-herd from the west, comes to Beijing ... to seek his fortune pulling a r… Read more

SACRIFICED YOUTH (Zhang Nuanxin, )
Based on a novelette entitled SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE, the film is a woman's recollection of her youthful years in an exotic Thai community in a border region of South China during the cultural revolu… Read more

SUNSET STREET (Wang Haowei, )
Set against the background of today's Beijing, the film portrays the lives of ordinary people, living in three rather shabby, old-fashioned courtyards on Sunset Street. ... Twelve families, all cheri… Read more

The Cowherd's Flute (Te Wei, Qian Jiajun, )
An animated fairytale about a cowherd. ... Read more

THE DRIVE TO WIN (Zhang Nuanxin, )
"I've been waiting for this match for over 10 years." Friendship is fine, but competition is important too and Sha Ou, a top player on the Chinese national volleyball team, is playing for keeps. The … Read more

TWO ACTRESSES (Xie Jin, )
The cinema of the People's Republic of China remains almost unknown in the west and it is only in the last year or two that efforts have begun to explore what may turn out to be the last great treasu… Read more

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