Set in the early 1970s during the later stages of China's Cultural Revolution, the film follows two city-bred teenage best friends who are sent to a backward mountainous region for Maoist re-education. There they discover the redeeming power of literature and love.
Just as Guai, a bicycle messenger, makes his final payment for the silver mountain bike loaned to him by his company, he finds it stolen. After endless searching, Guai discovers his bicycle is now in the hands of Jian who bought the bicycle with stolen money. Although Guai and Jian finally work out a deal, they find themselves involved in a series of unforgettable events.
Banned in China, this film is the most acclaimed and controversial to come out of the new Chinese cinema. Told from the perspective of a young boy, Tietou, it traces the fate of a Beijing family and their neighbors through the political and social upheavals in 1950's and 60's China.
Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love.
A retired widowed master chef is worried about the future of his three unmarried daughters who are skeptical about marriage. Yet he himself surprises them with his secret love affair with a young woman many years his junior.
In a story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two men at the Peking Opera, who have been friends since childhood face the woman who comes between them. The film is also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the Cultural Revolution.
Set in late nineteenth-century Shanghai and takes place in an elegant brothel. With its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, the lives of the "Flower girls" depend on their ability to win, and then keep, the affections of their wealthy callers.
In the parched desert landscape of northwest China, peasant Meili Zhang founds a school, determined to give her students a chance at a better life. When Yu Xia, a cultured volunteer teacher from Beijing arrives to help her out, these two women from strikingly different backgrounds discover that they share the same goal: to help a generation of disadvantaged children overcome a legacy of poverty and lost opportunities with the most precious and valuable gift there is, education
Set Japanese-occupied Shanghai, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal.
This tells the inspiring legend of how the Monks' loyalty to their Emperor was betrayed, how they were almost completely destroyed and how five young Monks survived to continue the "Wheel of life". The Monks display some of the most unique Kung-fu ever seen.
Desperate for his art to survive, the King of Masks finds an apprentice in a destitute child purchased on the black market. When the child reveals an unexpected secret, their relationship is suddenly tested by both the old man's stubborn sense of tradition and the established customs of China.
As a son helps his mother arrange for the burial of his father in the traditional Chinese custom of his mother's village, the beautiful and touching story of his parent's courtship unfolds. His father was from the city and came to his mother's village to become the schoolmaster. In the days of arranged marriages, the son discovers that his parents' marriage was the first marriage based on love.
In a smoky gambling den in 1940's China, a drunken young man runs through his family's fortune, losing their ancestral home and all their possessions. This staggering loss proves to be their salvation, and the first step in an odyssey of survival that will take them through war and revolution love and loss, tragedy ... and triumph.
Ruo ma, a girl from Xiani tribe, lives with her grandma. Fantasizing about the outside world, Ruo ma wants to visit the city but has no money. She meets Ming, an amateur photographer, who helps her earn money by asking Ruo ma to take photos with tourists with her tribe dresses on. Eventually Ruo ma makes enough money, but Ming has to leave.