Category Archives: review

China: The Young Market

If there is only one word to describe the current China film market, that word should be YOUNG. Young audience The total cinema admissions in the China film market in 2014 is 830 million. Over 80% of the movie-goers are

China: The Young Market

If there is only one word to describe the current China film market, that word should be YOUNG. Young audience The total cinema admissions in the China film market in 2014 is 830 million. Over 80% of the movie-goers are

Longing for the Rain by Yang Lina >> IFFR 2013

Started making documentaries since 1996, director Yang Lina has been remembered for her intimate record of a group of retired seniors in a Beijing residential community in Old Men (1999), with which she swept almost every top award in documentary

Longing for the Rain by Yang Lina >> IFFR 2013

Started making documentaries since 1996, director Yang Lina has been remembered for her intimate record of a group of retired seniors in a Beijing residential community in Old Men (1999), with which she swept almost every top award in documentary

Memories Look at Me by Song Fang >> IFFR 2013

When a synopsis goes like “a natural blending of documentary with feature about a small family by a Chinese female director”, people might think of Liu Jiayin and her brilliant debut Oxhide (2005) seven years ago. At a glance, Song

Memories Look at Me by Song Fang >> IFFR 2013

When a synopsis goes like “a natural blending of documentary with feature about a small family by a Chinese female director”, people might think of Liu Jiayin and her brilliant debut Oxhide (2005) seven years ago. At a glance, Song

Egg and Stone by Huang Ji >> Stockholm IFF 2012

Huang Ji uses minimal devices to capture the unspoken love, anxious waiting and muffled desperation of an unwanted teenage girl in a small village in China. A humbling film. China has the largest population and the highest abortion rates in

Egg and Stone by Huang Ji >> Stockholm IFF 2012

Huang Ji uses minimal devices to capture the unspoken love, anxious waiting and muffled desperation of an unwanted teenage girl in a small village in China. A humbling film. China has the largest population and the highest abortion rates in

when an American girl goes to Paris

Funny Face vs. Devil Wears Prada Paris has been the most filmed city ever since the birth of motion pictures. It is not just any city, with a collection of museums, subways, theatres and cafes. It is a city of

when an American girl goes to Paris

Funny Face vs. Devil Wears Prada Paris has been the most filmed city ever since the birth of motion pictures. It is not just any city, with a collection of museums, subways, theatres and cafes. It is a city of

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: the unruly Asian female uprising

A. Body ideals of the protagonists 1. Jen: Opposite of most female images in past martial arts films: Jen is not a sacrificing mother, not a docile daughter, not a tender sweetheart, nor a lenient pupil. In the beginning, she

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: the unruly Asian female uprising

A. Body ideals of the protagonists 1. Jen: Opposite of most female images in past martial arts films: Jen is not a sacrificing mother, not a docile daughter, not a tender sweetheart, nor a lenient pupil. In the beginning, she

Clueless: a post-feminist propaganda

The First-wave feminism enabled women the right to vote, the Second-wave feminism entitled women with more equal rights in family and workplace, with more personal reproductive rights and such. However, after revolutions conducted and so many rights attained, instead of

Clueless: a post-feminist propaganda

The First-wave feminism enabled women the right to vote, the Second-wave feminism entitled women with more equal rights in family and workplace, with more personal reproductive rights and such. However, after revolutions conducted and so many rights attained, instead of