Film Countries Archives: China

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wo hu cang long

  Ang Lee

  Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States, China     120 minutes

Synopsis

Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy—and the inescapable, enduring power of love. Set against 19th-century China’s breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm) featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

Sony Pictures Classics 30th Anniversary screening

 Mandarin with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

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Film Credits

  •   Bill Kong, Hsu Li-Kong, Ang Lee
  •   Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai
  •   Tim Squyres
  •   Wang Jian-Quo
  •   Peter Pau
  •   Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Sihung Lung, Cheng Pei-Pei
  •   Tan Dun
  •   Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia, Good Machine International, Edko Films, Zoom Hunt Productions, China Film Co-Production Corp., Asian Union Film & Entertainment Ltd.
  •   2000

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Return to Dust

  Li Ruijun

  China     133 minutes

Synopsis

In this unlikely love story, social outcasts Ma and Guiying are married off to each other —a union of convenience that both families expect to be filled with isolation and misery. Despite such desultory beginnings, husband and wife slowly begin to understand, respect, and depend on one another and, against the odds, create a loving home. Set against a stark backdrop of urbanization, poverty, and worker exploitation, this deceptively simple narrative carries with it a rare humanity and warmth. Commanding landscape photography lends the story an epic scope to create a sweeping meditation on the joys and sorrows of life on the margins.

 Mandarin with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin only.

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Film Credits

  •   Li Yan, Zhang Min
  •   Li Ruijun
  •   Li Ruijun
  •   Wang Weihua
  •   Wu Renlin, Hai-Qing
  •   Hucheng No.7 Films
  •   https://filmmovement.com/return-to-dust