About the author Jonathan Landreth was the founding editor of China Film Insider in July 2015, and helped build CFI in its first year. He currently is Content Strategist for the Asia Society Policy Institute. From 2013-2018 he was managing editor of ChinaFile, the online magazine of the Center on U.S. China Relations at Asia Society. From 2004-12, Landreth lived in Beijing, where he opened the first Asia bureau of The Hollywood Reporter and was its first Asia editor. His work also has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, The China Economic Quarterly, Wallpaper, Reuters, and Agence France Presse—often with a focus on how the media and entertainment industries shape perceptions of China.
Here in America we’re lucky to be able to see this unvarnished look at a side of China so seldom revealed, the underbelly last on display on film in Jia Zhangke’s brilliant “A Touch of Sin,” a cinematic cousin to this animated gem. Read More
Director Xing Xiao’s "A Loner," a Shanghai Film Festival premiere in June, is a quiet stage upon which the remarkable veteran actress Zhu Xijuan’s powerful performance enumerates the challenges facing China’s rapidly aging population. Read More
This must-see gem of a comedy from sophomore writer and director Sam Voutas is about father and son projectionists who stick together through hard times in Beijing, making ends meet by pirating movies. Read More
Director Leste Chan's "Battle of Memories" is a Chinese puzzle of a sci-fi murder mystery about the human tendencies to try to control destiny and then escape the pain when things don’t turn out as planned. Read More
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