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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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Short Short Films on a Long Long Road

Short short movies are lowering the threshold of filmmaking, five minutes at a time

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Nü Perspectives: Striving for Better Female Characters on Chinese Screens

Do female characters in Chinese cinema and TV pass the Bechdel test?

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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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