Elastic Girls | Short Story

A tale of Old Shanghai, fluid identities, and the unreliability of memory


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


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


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

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


'Sister' Spotlights Male-Preferring Families

"Sister" puts the spotlight on Chinese families' traditional preference for sons


Film Review: Chasing Her Shadow

Peng Fei's new movie explores how war orphans raised in China adapt to new lives in Japan


Dealing with China's Cinema Censorship

What it takes to get Chinese film and TV to market


Chinese Women Behind the Camera

Chloé Zhao and five more female film directors of Chinese descent to watch


Watching with Mother

How an emotional female-centric comedy beat big budget competition at the Chinese box office


Remote Tales

Films about ethnic minorities gain acclaim among China’s urban movie-goers