Chinese Cinema

How the cinema of Wong Kar-wai reflects a Hong Kong in transition

By David Pountain

The director’s work has long echoed the underlying anxiety felt in his homeland.

Why everyone should embrace Chinese cinema’s rise

By Juliette Cottu

“Chollywood’’ is set to become the next major rival to North America’s film industry.

I Am Not Madame Bovary

By Claire Langlais

China’s bureaucracy is exposed to great comedic effect in this sharp satire from director Feng Xiaogang.

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Behemoth

By David Jenkins

The poetry and horror of globalisation and manual labour are beautifully evoked in this haunting doc-fiction hybrid.

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The Great Wall gets a wondrous first trailer

By Little White Lies

Matt Damon defends mankind against mysterious forces in the most expensive Chinese movie of all time.

Hooligan Sparrow – first look review

By Chris Barsanti

The opening night film of this year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival shows China on a collision course with chaos.

Adolescent innocence in A Brighter Summer Day

By Adam Cook

Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special got us thinking about Edward Yang’s early ’90s romantic comedy.

Watch the stunning first trailer for The Assassin

By Little White Lies

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s martial arts period piece promises to be one of the best films of 2016.

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