Film Review: ‘Born In China’ Projects Soft Power, Cuddly As Well

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After his previous work, it may have seemed natural for Lu to direct a documentary about animals facing extinction in China. With China’s breakneck growth and its President talking about taking the lead in global warming prevention, what better time for a Chinese director to show the world that beyond the cities on its smog-choked coast resides an innocent China of vast natural beauty and splendor in need of protection? Read More

Documentaries Fight for Attention Amid Box Office Boom

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Even as the Chinese movie market flourishes, documentaries are always a hard sell. But 2016 saw a glimmer of hope for the underappreciated genre, with Chinese documentaries securing higher ticket sales and some serious accolades on the world stage. Read More

CFI’s Sky Kings and Heavenly Queens: Jiang Wen/姜文

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CFI Sky King: Jiang Wen. Beijing badass. The steel of Clint Eastwood married to the intelligence and subversive wit of Marlon Brando Read More

How To Make a Serial Killer Movie and Get Away With It in China

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Director Lu Chuan's studio sidesteps censorship issues around story of 'China's Jack the Ripper' by Teaming up with the powerful Ministry of Public Security. Read More

CFI Q&A With Author Peter Hessler on ‘River Town’ the Movie

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Not Since 'Iron and Silk' in 1991 has there been a major motion picture about an American teaching in China. Read More