Chinese Films

Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) is coming soon! 😀

Here are some Chinese films if you fancy to have a Chinese theme night in with friends or without!

1.《我们天上见》(wo men tian shang jian) or Lan Lan

Year: 2009.    Click here to watch in youtube.

Awards: Best Asian New Talent Film award at the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival

Story background is set in the 70’s. Lan” is a heart-felt drama about a young girl named Lan, who lives with her grandfather and dreams of becoming a gymnast. Jiang Wen Li, director of the film,  has said the film is a tribute to her childhood and her late grandfather.

2.《武侠》(Wu Xia) or Dragon wu xia

Year: 2011.     Click here to watch in youtube.

Awards: Best Cinematography and Best Original Score of 31st Hong Kong Film Awards

The film is set in 1917 in early Republican China at Liu Village on the border of Yunan. Ordinary paper maker Liu Jin-Xi lives with his wife Ayu and two sons. When two bandits attempt to rob a nearby general store, Liu Jin-Xi happens to be nearby and comes to the store’s defense. The final result of the battle is that the two bandits are killed by Liu Jin-Xi.

Detective Xu Bai-Jiu is then tasked to investigate the general store robbery. His attention quickly focuses on Liu Jin-Xi as he suspects the ordinary paper maker is hiding a secret past …

Note: Contains scenes of blood, fighting and death.

3.《白鹿原》(bai lu yuan) or White Deer Plain bai lu yuan

Year: 2011.   Click here to watch in youtube.

Awards: Silver Bear for outstanding artistic contribution of 62nd Berlin Film Festival.

A woman enters White Deer Village and finds herself in a power struggle between two families over land ownership. Visually, the landscapes are quite spectacular, with a dark, foreboding mood in the air.

Note: This film is 3 hours. Contains explicit sex scenes.

4.《观音山》(guan yin shan) or Buddha Mountain

Year: 2010.    Click here to watch in youtube.

Awards: Best Actress and Best Artistic Contribution of 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival, Best Film of 2011 Casa Asia Film Week. guanyin

This film chronicles the lives of three youths who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities and a retired Chinese opera singer who is mourning the death of her son. The film explores themes of teenage confusion, angst, and rebellion and the impermanence of life.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ross
    Aug 08, 2013 @ 03:53:10

    Do you have White Deer Plain?

    Reply

  2. martin fennell
    Sep 27, 2017 @ 23:04:49

    Only the first link is valid/

    Reply

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