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SHOWING 38 FILMS FROM CHINA

ALL EYES AND EARS

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Vanessa Hope
  • Country: USA, China
When former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was appointed United States Ambassador to China, the charming career politician arrived at his new post with his entire family—including his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie. Huntsman's diplomatic struggles and triumphs are explored in the broader context of China’s relationship with the rest of the world, and intersected with Gracie's personal experience living in China as a Chinese-American. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

BEST NEW YORK DOCUMENTARY AWARD WINNER

One of the goals of the Tribeca Film Festival has always been to seek out and encourage new talent and bold visions from every corner of the globe. Get your tickets now to see the first or second documentary feature from an emerging filmmaker chosen as the best of the Fest by a jury of internationally acclaimed filmmakers. |Read More

BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Diao Yinan
  • Country: China, Hong Kong
After a botched arrest in a grisly serial murder case, small-town detective Zhang Zili is suspended, taking a security job at a coal factory. When another series of mysteriously similar murders takes place five years later, Zhang sets out to investigate on his own. Winner of the top prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Diao Yinan’s moody, quietly powerful thriller is a classic film noir staged against the quotidian lives of a wintry Northern Chinese industrial town. |Read More
Drama

DELAMU

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Country: China, Japan
One of Chinas's great filmmmakers (The Blue Kite, Springtime In A Small Town) offers a rare glimpse at a culture nearly untouched by modern civilization, in the remote border area between China's Yunnan Province and Tibet. As in ancient times, all transport relies on horse caravan, and the zigzagging route offers breathtaking prospects of high mountain slopes, dense forests, deep gorges, and barren wastelands. |Read More

DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 122 minutes
  • Directed By: Tsui Hark and Tsui Hark
  • Country: China
In a fantastical steampunk version of ancient China, legendary sleuth Detective Dee returns from exile to help solve a series of suspicious murders on the eve of the coronation of the country's first empress. A period epic from genre master Tsui Hark, Detective Dee is an action-packed, visually breathtaking Sherlock Holmes-style mystery featuring stars Andy Lau, Li Bingbing, Carina Lau, and Tony Leung Ka-fai. |Read More
Crime, Action, Thriller

ELLO

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Haodan Su
  • Country: China
Ello is a sweet story about loneliness and friendship. When people expect friendship or love, proactively pursuing rather than passively waiting might lead to a surprising end. |Read More
Animation

FISH EYES

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Wei Zheng
  • Country: South Korea, China
Set during the 2008 Olympics on the outskirts of Beijing, first-time filmmaker Zheng Wei's beautiful and poetic portrait of modern China tells a simple but poignant story about a father, son, and mysterious young woman that subtly explores the physical and psychological tensions that exist in a land where emerging capitalism and accelerating modernization are rapidly overtaking traditional values. |Read More
Drama

GREEN HAT

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Liu Fendou and Cory Concoff
  • Country: China
A startling break with the historical and political concerns of recent Chinese cinema, Liu's film is noteworthy not only for its unprecedented sexual candor but because it announces the arrival of a major new talent. The "green hat" is the Chinese equivalent of the cuckold's horns, and two different stories explore how people today are struggling to transcend traditional definitions of love. |Read More

GREEN HAT

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Country: China
The 2005 Grand Jury Prizewinner is a startling break with the historical and political concerns of recent Chinese cinema, noteworthy not only for its unprecedented sexual candor but because it announced the arrival of a major new talent. It went on to great acclaim around the globe after its world premiere at the Tribeca Film festival. |Read More

HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Stephen Maing
  • Country: USA, China
As the Chinese government expands its efforts to police the Internet and block websites in the country, and television stations selectively report the news, the rising tide of censorship has aroused a wave of citizen reporters committed to investigating local news stories and crime scenes. This timely and probing documentary tracks rogue bloggers Zola and Tiger Temple as they risk political persecution to become China's uncensored eyes and ears. |Read More
Documentary

HONEYMOON SUITE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: Zao Wang
  • Country: China
Service is the top priority at a modern boutique hotel in Beijing, and the new guest service manager, Ally, aims to keep it that way after a mysterious American VIP arrives and begins wreaking havoc. As the night grows more fantastical, Ally must tame this beastly terror of a guest while risking her own life to protect his secrets, the hotel’s reputation and her own job. |Read More
Female Director(s), Thriller, Comedy, Relationships

KING OF PEKING

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Sam Voutas
  • Country: USA, Australia, China
Big Wong and his son Little Wong are traveling film projectionists, screening Hollywood movies for local villagers. Faced with losing custody of his son, Big Wong starts making and selling illegal bootleg DVDs out of the old movie theater where he works, despite Little Wong’s objections. More than a father-son story, King of Peking is a love letter to cinema. |Read More
Drama, Comedy

LET THE BULLETS FLY

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 132 minutes
  • Directed By: Wen Jiang and Wen Jiang
  • Country: China, Hong Kong
Set during the Age of the Warlords in the 1920s, this comic western is the highest grossing Chinese film ever. When circumstances force an outlaw (actor/director Jiang Wen) to impersonate a county governor and clean up a corrupt town, the Robin Hood figure finds himself in a showdown with the local "godfather" (Chow Yun-Fat). Full of surprises and grounded with a smart, humorous script, Let the Bullets Fly's battles are fought with guns and wit. |Read More
Action, Comedy

LOST IN BEIJING

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Country: China
This tragicomic look at modern-day life in China's capital may not be especially daring for Western viewers in terms of its sexual content, despite the battle its producers fought with censors at home, but its depiction of a ménage-a-quatre involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife is decidedly unlike anything else we've seen from the People's Republic. In Mandarin. |Read More
Female Director(s)

LOST·INDULGENCE

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Country: China
A visually stunning meditation on loss, Lost•Indulgence centers on the complicated relationships between a teenage son, his mother, and the secretive young woman they take into their home after a tragic accident. |Read More
Drama

MR LONG

Following an assignment gone wrong in Tokyo, professional Taiwanese hitman Mr. Long (Chang Chen) finds himself stranded without a passport in a run-down Japanese village. So naturally Long does what any cold-hearted killer would do in his situation: befriend the locals and open a wildly popular noodle cart. Moving artfully between scenes of slickly choreographed violence and charming, whimsical drama, Japanese director SABU’s latest is a refreshing twist on the gangster genre, offering a surprisingly tender and heartwarming fable of redemption. |Read More
Drama, Comedy