Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens

China

Chinese film “The Devotion of Suspect X” hits worldwide theaters March 31

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The film is based on a popular Japanese novel of the same name.

Review: The Eye of Silence (China, 2016)

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A brooding thriller set amidst the hedonistic modernity of Beijing.

Review: Ghost in the Mountains (China, 2017)

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This indie film shot in rural Hunan shows what's left in the wake of China's urbanization.

Chinese indie movie “The Taste of Rice Flower” enters production

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"A Taste of Rice Flower" documents the life of an ethnic Dai woman in Yunnan province.

Interview: Zhao Qi on bridging China and the West through documentaries

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Zhao Qi is a Chinese producer and director who's helped bring four documentaries to Sundance—including 2015's "The Chinese Mayor".

The difference between Chinese and American romance movies

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While Americans have romantic comedies, Chinese have something else... read to learn what and why!

Film “A Loner” to illuminate plight of elderly empty-nesters in China

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Starring Zhu Xijuan, "A Loner" (大雪冬至) is expected to complete production later in 2017.

Why Chinese movies turn the American Dream into a nightmare

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The American Dream appears quite often in Chinese movies—usually not in the best light.

Trailer: Jackie Chan’s “Kung Fu Yoga” premieres Jan 28

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Kung Fu Yoga is a Chinese-Indian coproduction starring Jackie Chan that hits Chinese theaters on January 28, 2017.

Review: The Message (China, 2009)

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A star-studded Chinese blockbuster which feels like a game of Clue set during the Second Sino-Japanese War.