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What Spooked China’s Horror Film Industry?

China’s domestic horror films still struggle to impress audiences

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How the War in Ukraine Inspired China’s Independent Filmmakers

A handful of independent short films promote empathy and compassion toward war victims in Ukraine

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The Rough Reality for China’s Indie Documentary Filmmakers

Documentary-makers have been turning out works of high artistic and social value since the 1990s. But is their golden age over?

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The Mountains Sing: Yang Xiao on Documenting Guangxi’s Fading Folk Music

A new film by Guangxi-born director Yang Xiao bends an ear to the region’s dying tradition of ethnic folk ballads

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Is “Saturday Fiction” too edgy for China’s mainstream? | Film Review

Gong Li’s yarn of empowered female espionage in war-torn Shanghai aimed big at the Chinese box office, but confuses complexity for entertainment

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Fan Jian’s “After the Rain” | Film Review

Fan explores the enduring trauma for parents who lost children in the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, and their attempts to rebuild their families

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Zhou Hao Goes “All In” on the Nature of Documentaries | Film Review

A director explores the exploitative nature of documentary filmmaking in his latest work about childhood trauma

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What Does ‘Upcoming Summer’ Say about Youth and Love?

A “controversial” teen summer movie tackles coming-of-age and (possible) LGBT themes

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The Light Inside

Director Khashem Gyal on film as a religion and how real culture is “inner” culture

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