By |February 24th, 2016|Reviews, Uncategorized|

Chinese: 长江图 (Chang Jiang Tu) | Release:__ | Studio: Trend Cultural Investment Co., Ray Production, Just Show Production Beijing, Shandong Jiabo Culture Development Co
Producers: Wang Yu, Ha Bo | Director: Yang Chao | Cast: Qin Hao, Xin Zhilei, Wu Linpeng, Wang Hongwei, Jiang Hualin

Premiered at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

Variety — “Berlin Film Review: ‘Crosscurrent’,”  by Maggie Lee, February 17, 2016
“Yang Chao’s gorgeously shot meditation on the Yangtze River all but drowns in pretentious symbolism and philosophical musings.”

Twitchfilm—“Berlinale 2016 Review: CROSSCURRENT Channels The Poetry Of Confusion,”  by Thomas Humphrey, February 16, 2016
“This divisive film certainly falls into a similar Chinese New Wave groove thanks to its maddeningly riddle-like nature and strongly ambiguous atmosphere.”

One Room With a View—”‘Crosscurrent’ – Berlinale 2016 Review” by Eddie Falvvey, February 16, 2016
“Aided by some truly breathtaking cinematography, Yang Chao’s Crosscurrent is a hallucinatory experience that ultimately has far less to say than it thinks it does.”

The Hollywood Reporter — “‘Crosscurrent’ (‘Chang Jiang Tu’): Berlin Review,” by Deborah Young, February 15, 2016
“Beautiful romanticism in search of a narrative shore.”

Screen Daily — “‘Crosscurrent’: Berlin Review,” by Lee Marshall, February 15, 2016
“Crosscurrent pays back some of its viewer investment in the final quarter, when the battered hulk of a boat enters the Three Gorges Dam.”

Dog and Wolf — “Crosscurrent,”  by Mark Wilshin, February 15, 2016
“An ambitious portrait of modern China, Yang Chao’s Crosscurrent is a poetic knot of yearning, mourning and the shifting sands of time.”