It has been said the last hundred years was “the American Century,” but now we all live in “the Chinese Century”. In just a few decades, Communist, agrarian China has been transformed by the forces of globalization. No one has borne more acute witness to this convulsive period than Jia Zhangke (b. 1970), whose work …
Playing like an extended and deeply unsettling episode of Black Mirror, Hao Wu’s stylishly crafted doc portrays a dystopia where all human interactions are mediated and monetized through social media platforms, and the value of an individual life is determined by clicks and cash.
The Running Actress, a pet project from award-winning actress Moon So-ri, addresses some of the struggles that Korean actresses face as they age by highlighting her own experiences competing for leading roles in films only to be passed over for younger actresses, despite her own celebrated career.
As autumn weather and scattered showers descend upon Vancouver, the arrival of first time director and screenwriter Lhpal Gyal’s new film, Wangdrak’s Rain Boots, is quite possibly the heart-warming distraction that Vancouverites need to offset the impending gloom.
Ahead of our Chinese New Year screening of Come Drink with Me on February 11, we take a look at some of Cheng Pei Pei’s most memorable films and movie moments from her accomplished career.
This is the sort of mainstream epic that used to be a Hollywood hallmark, but you’d be hard-pressed to find something on American film made with this much skill, craft and artistry at a budget-level this generous.