The Road Home (1999)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Sun Honglei, Zhang Ziyi, Zheng Hao, Zhao Yuelin, Li Bin

An exotic and exquisite film set in the unfamiliar Chinese outback that tells a simple, sweet love story in flashback. Sun Honglei, Zheng Hao and Zhao... Read more

Unknown Pleasures / Xiao Wu (2002)

Director: Jia Zhang-ke
Starring: Zhao Tao, Zhou Qing Feng, Zhao Wei Wei, Wu Qiong, Wang Hong Wei

Two films from acclaimed director Jia Zhang-Ke take a look at contemporary China, its inequalities, direction and disaffected urban youth. 'Unknown Pl... Read more

Platform (2000)

Director: Jia Zhang-ke
Starring: Wang Hong-wei, Zhao Tao, Liang Jing-dong, Yang Tian-yi

Aka "Zhantai". Jia Zhang-ke's ambitious film follows the lives of four friends over a turbulent 10 year period of Chinese history, from 1979 to 1989.... Read more

A Touch of Sin (2013)

Director: Zhangke Jia
Starring: Zhao Tao, Wang Baoqiang, Wu Jiang, Lanshan Luo, Li Meng

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival... Read more

The World (2004)

Director: Jia Zhang-ke
Starring: Zhao Tao, Chen Taisheng, Jue Jing, Zhong-wei Jiang, Yi-qun Wang

Set in the massive theme park outside Beijing where famous world landmarks are recreated, this beautiful allegorical film (and ironic given the endles... Read more

Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1995)

Director: He Ping
Starring: Ning Jing, Wu Gang, Zhao Xiaorui, Gao Yang

A beautiful woman is torn between loyalty to her ancestral heritage and her sensual desire for a rebellious artist. A visually stunning film set again... Read more

Millennium Mambo (2001)

Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Shu Qi, Jack Kao, Chun-hao Tuan, Yi-Hsuan Chen, Jun Takeuchi, Doze Niu

The first part of a planned series about life in modern Taipei, this intellectually challenging film begins with bar hostess Vicky (Shu Qi) imagining... Read more

Warm Spring (2002)

Director: Wulan Tana
Starring: Tian Chengren, Zhang Yan, Hao Yang, Yu Weijie

Directed by Wulan Tana this poignant drama is the tale of young orphan Xiao Hua, who after fleeing the clutches of an abusive foster parent, finds a s... Read more

Empire of Silver (2009)

Director: Christina Yao
Starring: Aaron Kwok, Jennifer Tilly, Tie Lin Zhang, Hao Lei, Ding Zhi Cheng, Lei Zhen Yu

China, 1899. A hedonistic young man, Third Master (Aaron Kwok), must assume the role of heir to a banking empire he cares little about. Following the... Read more