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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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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 Chang Trap: Why Eileen Chang’s Writing Rarely Works on the Big Screen

Why is it so hard to adapt the works of novelist Eileen Chang?

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

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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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The Legend of White Snake | Film Review

After 1,400 years and countless adaptations, the legend of White Snake returns to the big screen (again)

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Flowers for the Dying

China’s version of the “The Fault in Our Stars” shines at the box office

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Deity Defying

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Angels’ Advocates

Acclaimed documentary series on Chinese doctors gains new relevance during Covid-19

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The Wild Goose Lake

Diao Yinan’s stylized film noir tackles violence, crime, and the marginalized

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