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Jia Zhangke: China Must End Silence on Injustice

Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin (天注定), a film containing enough violence for critics to have conjured thoughts of Tarantino, won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Just prior to taking the prize, Jia told...

Q&A: Lu Chuan

The Hollywood Reporter interviews director Lu Chuan about his new historical drama The Last Supper: THR: Please explain how The Last Supper will differ from all the ancient Chinese epic films that have come before it. Lu Chuan...

Danwei: Interview with Zhao Dayong

Danwei interviews filmmaker Zhao Dayong about his new film The High Life which premieres at the Hong Kong International Film Festival: Interview with Chinese film director Zhao Dayong from Danwei on Vimeo. Read a review of The...

Golden Nuggets of the Silver Screen

China Daily profiles filmmaker Zhang Yuan, whose work has often been banned inside China: After shooting the first music video for Chinese rock ‘n’ roll godfather Cui Jian, he made Beijing Bastards in 1994, which was...

Let a Thousand Film Students Compete – Fiona Ng

From the New York Times: Wen Guiyu thinks back to three years ago, when she and her mother came here from her small hometown in Hebei Province, after a 12-hour train ride. Arriving at their destination on Xi Tu Cheng Road, Ms. Wen recalls seeing masses of people – “10,000 of them.” Like her, the […]

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