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Review: The Mermaid

15 Mar , 2016  

Who would’ve thought a Stephen Chow-directed comedy could be so environmentally conscientious?! Hieu and Hayley talk about the hilarious film, The Mermaid.

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Review: Double Xposure

22 Feb , 2016  

It’s not without its faults, but Li Yu’s Double Xposure features the best dramatic performance by Chinese star Fan Bingbing to date.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Mountains May Depart

16 Aug , 2015  

Jia Zhangke’s, Mountains May Depart, is a multi-generational epic and an allegorical tale of capitalism in China and the future it brings to the country.

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Review: The Nightingale

10 Jun , 2015  

A spoiled young girl and her gentle if not stubborn grandfather embark on a road trip across countryside China in Philippe Muyl’s, The Nightingale.

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SFF 2015 Review: On the Rim of the Sky

8 Jun , 2015  

Chinese language doco On the Rim of the Sky charts the rivalry between an experienced teacher of a secluded village and a new radical teacher from the city.

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SFF 2015 Review: Dearest

7 Jun , 2015  

Director Peter Chan returns to cinema screens with Dearest, a Chinese-language drama that takes aim at child abduction in China and its ugly ramifications.

Giveaways

Giveaway: Chinese Cinema’s Fifth Gen at Melbourne Cinematheque

19 May , 2015  

Find out how you can win a double pass to see two influential films in Chinese cinema history at the Melbourne CInematheque!

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Review: Girls

27 Apr , 2015  

Barbara Wong’s romantic comedy from 2014, Girls, looks at a trio of lifelong best friends and their romantic escapades in modern-day Taipei.

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Review: Lost and Love

24 Mar , 2015  

Andy Lau stars in the emotional child abduction drama, Lost and Love, as a man on a fourteen-year search for his kidnapped son.

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Review: Coming Home

11 Mar , 2015  

One of China’s greatest filmmakers, Zhang Yimou’s continues his cinematic relationship with actress Gong Li in romantic melodrama, Coming Home.

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Review: Brotherhood of Blades

27 Feb , 2015  

Brotherhood of Blades is a well-executed Chinese period action blockbuster with its three male leads providing audiences much to enjoy.

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Review: Somewhere Only We Know

19 Feb , 2015  

Xu Jinglei’s Chinese romance, Somewhere Only We Know, which stars former EXO member Kris Wu, is a beautifully shot film with a sweet and heartwarming story.