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    B

  • BetelnutBetelnut - Along a sleepy Hunan riverside, two delinquent boys experience a summer of love and violence.

  • The Black and White Milk Cow - A young schoolteacher unknowingly enters a tangled web of politics.

  • E

  • Enter the Clowns - Straight, gay and in-between Beijingers unleash a whirlwind of transsexual mayhem.

  • Er Dong - A rebellious teenager endures the harsh realities of rural life in northern China, until an uncovered secret from his past changes his life forever.

  • F

  • Female DirectorsFemale Directors - When job prospects elude them, two twenty-something art school graduates decide to film each other's lives instead.

  • Fujian Blue - Two interweaving stories of youth crime and family crisis shed light on illegal emigration and human trafficking in China's Fujian province.

  • G

  • Girls Always Happy - A feature film which confronts contemporary Chinese life with a brand new perspective, as it portrays a fraught single-mother, daughter relationship in Beijing.

  • J

  • Jinpa - Pema Tseden’s new film: on the path of life, sometimes we meet someone whose dreams overtake our own to the point that they converge.

    L

  • Little MothLittle Moth - When an impoverished country couple adopts a crippled young girl and puts her to work begging on city streets, a battle soon ensues over her fate.

  • N

  • A New Old Play - One evening in the 1980s, Qiu Fu, a leading clown-role actor in 20th-century Sichuan opera, is killed in an accident and must reluctantly set off for the Ghost City.

  • No. 89 Shimen Road - It's the late 1980s, while Xiaoli's teachers talk about China's recovery from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution, another wave of cultural change is already underway.

  • O

  • Old Dog - A family on the Himalayan plains discovers their dog is worth a fortune, but selling it comes at a terrible price.

  • The Other HalfThe Other Half - A brutally frank portrait of the social and environmental problems plaguing contemporary China.

  • Oxhide - Daily life in an impossibly cramped Beijing apartment takes on epic proportions in this, intimate portrait of a working-class Chinese family.

  • Oxhide II - Breaking new ground, Liu Jiayin's follow-up to her masterful debut OXHIDE turns a simple dinner into a profoundly intimate study of family relationships.

  • R

  • Raised from Dust - This narrative sheds light on the unexplored lives of the approximately 40 million Christians in China.

  • S

  • The Search (Xun Zhao Zhi Mei Geng Deng/'Tsol)The Search (Xun Zhao Zhi Mei Geng Deng/'Tsol) - A film crew travels through Tibet, searching for actors for their adaptation of a classic Buddhist story.

  • T

  • Tharlo - Tibetan director Pema Tseden adapts his own novella about the story of a Tibetan shepherd's encounter with the big city.

  • W

  • The Widowed Witch - Shot in 11 days on borrowed equipment, Cai Chengjie’s deadpan fairy tale takes superstition and the furious chimera of women’s power to conjure an intriguing magic.

  • Winter Vacation - Bored teenagers and disillusioned adults rage at each other and the emptiness of life in frost-bitten northern China.

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