Chinese Spotlight

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Directed by Andy Cohen & Gaylen Ross

“Beijing Spring” tells a story about underground filmmaking, radical art, and censorship that’s…

Directed by Ann Hu

How far would a mother go to change her child’s fate? When Lan (Zhu Zhu, “Cloud Atlas”) learns that her 9-…

Glimpses of labor in its many forms and the sense of catharsis it can bring.
Children are the future, and their present experiences captured in these shorts demonstrate what that future…
Directed by Wang Lina

With lush imagery and touching naturalistic performances, “A First Farewell” finds poetry in the minutiae…

Directed by Han Wanfeng

“The Lonely Man” tells the story of frontline gas-station employee Wang Chongqing, who has been working…

These animated stories offer insight into rural life, religion, war, and mortality.
This animated sampler has an international focus.
A third helping of animated shorts.
A sampler of films with diverse subjects, including the pandemic, divorce, and puppetry, but similar themes.
Stories from around the globe, including the Netherlands, Romania, and China, both demonstrate our common…
A collection of shorts designed to frighten and disturb.
Directed by Zhang Yimou

Set near the end of the society-convulsing Cultural Revolution, “One Second” follows a nameless…

Directed by Jianhua Yang

A film of quiet beauty and honor, “Promise Through Lifetime” celebrates the heroic efforts of the teachers…

Perfect for 9- to 12-year-olds, this collection features both discoveries from the past and explorations of…
Directed by Leon Lee

Based on true events, “Unsilenced” follows Wang, a Chinese…

Directed by Dandren Wanggyal

Based on famed writer A Lai's novel "Dog Boy Gera" and produced by well-regarded screenwriter Lu Wei (“…