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
What Spooked China’s Horror Film Industry?
China’s domestic horror films still struggle to impress audiences
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?
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?
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
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
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)
Can the legend of Jiang Ziya propel Chinese animated cinema to new heights?
Acclaimed documentary series on Chinese doctors gains new relevance during Covid-19