Remembering Pema Tseden, a Giant of Filmmaking
After the sudden passing of the Tibetan filmmaking pioneer, young filmmakers across ethnicities remember his talent and his mentorship
Can a Comedy Film Combat Online Defamation?
Acclaimed for its focus on cyber bullying and online rumors, the film “Post Truth” courts controversy for its shallow view on the surging social issue
Can ‘Hero’ Save the Pandemic Film Genre in China?
A film from late 2022 offers something different from the maudlin sentiment of mainstream Chinese films about the human toll of Covid-19
Pushing Technical and Narrative Boundaries in Chinese Animation With “Deep Sea”
Despite room for improvement in the script, Tian Xiaopeng’s “Deep Sea” brings Chinese animation to a whole new level
Four Films to Kick Off the New Year
With a sizable box office and a diverse lineup, the Chinese film industry is off to a good start in the Year of the Rabbit
Year in Review: 2022 on the Silver Screen
Indie hits and notable flops: Here is a roundup of big happenings in Chinese and diaspora films this year
Picturing Xinjiang on the Big Screen
From cosmopolitan pictures to musical tourism advertisements, the Tianshan Film Studio once galvanized filmmaking in Xinjiang, but now struggles to regain its way
On the Trail of China’s Last Reindeer Herders
Renowned documentary director Gu Tao recounts his journey into indie filmmaking and his years living with Ewenki herders in northern China
Left in the Dust: Shaking Rural Cliches in Films on Northwest China
Can films and literature from the Northwest shake their strong association with rural subjects?