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Trailer: Feng Xiaogang’s Latest Movie “Youth” Premieres Sep 30, 2017


Famed Chinese director Feng Xiaogang is back with a coming-of-age People's Liberation Army romance flick (yes, that's a thing).

Review: The Flower Girl (North Korea, 1972)


When I traveled to North Korea last summer, I talked with one of my guides, Ms. Pak, about movies. A friend of mine had asked...

Review: The East is Red (China, 1965)


A first disclaimer –┬áThe East is Red is in fact a film recording of a musical theatre show delivered in the Great Hall of the...


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