Country: China

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RIPPLES OF LIFE

An inventive film about the making of..a film, RIPPLES OF LIFE is a clever satire, both amusingly humorous and deeply contemplative. From newcomer director/writer Wei Shujun this delightful ode to the absurdity of filmmaking unfolds through a triptych of stories, told from the perspective of three different protagonists, all involved in a film production set …

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ONE SECOND

China’s Zhang Yimou is a giant of international cinema. His many films, including RAISE THE RED LANTERN, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, and SHADOW have cemented his place in history. With ONE SECOND, he offers a powerful reminder of why film matters. A touching drama set against striking desert landscapes and marked by Zhang’s characteristic flashes …

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LIMBO

LIMBO

From director Soi Cheang, comes the biggest Hong Kong Chinese action crime thriller of the year. A serial killer is on the loose. Under public pressure to solve the case, the police reinstate veteran detective Cham (Gordon Lam Ka Tung) on active duty and assign him to the case with rookie cop Will (Mason Lee). …

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DARK RED FOREST

For six months out of the year, thousands of Tibetan nuns of all ages hike up to the Yarchen Monastery, over 4,000 meters above sea level. As they develop severe cold-borne illnesses while each dwelling in small portable wooden houses that are flooded often with snow, the nuns diligently practice their sutras in their relentless …

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GUIDANCE

In the not-too-distant future, humanity slowly rebuilds itself a decade after The Great War. Believing that the ability to lie is the root cause of the devastating conflict, a tech entrepreneur creates a pill containing a nanotechnology app known as “Guidance” that allegedly will make everyone more enlightened. Once swallowed, an A.I. “installs” in the …

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ANIMA

From newcomer Cao Jinling comes the stunningly beautiful and hauntingly resonant ANIMA. A family drama, survival story and environmental siren call, the film captures a country in transition and the loss of an indigenous way of life in the face of encroaching modernity. 1980s Inner Mongolia. Tutu and his little brother Linzi belong to the …

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