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Films From People's Republic of China

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. The five very young artists introduced in this film all live in the Lijiang region, and have been ... Read more
An animated tale about monkeys chasing after the moon. ... Read more
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 “Cultural Revolution” in China. ... The chaos and desperation around them strengthens their ... Read more
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 rickshaw, only to find himself trapped in a hopeless economic situation. ... His employer's daughter ... Read more
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 revolution period. Her contact with an alien, primitive ... culture characterised by its simple, sensual ... Read more
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 cherishing their dreams and hopes, trying to cope with their problems which are not of the earth-shaking ... Read more
An animated fairytale about a cowherd. ... Read more
"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 doctor has told her to stop; her back cannot take it any more, she may even become paralyzed. But ... Read more
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 treasure trove of unknown cinema The recent season of Chinese films at the National Film Theatre in London ... Read more
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