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    London Chinese Visual Film Festival 2014 Lineup and Schedule

    The full line-up of films for the 2014 Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) has been announced, screening from May 7th – 18th at King’s College London, with events also held at Riverside Studios with DocHouse and the BFI. Tickets are now on sale via the festival website: chinesevisualfestival.org The festival is thrilled to welcome two of […] More

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    Chinese Visual Festival 2014: Overview

    The Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) recently announced the screenings and events of its 2014 edition, which runs from May 7th – 18th at King’s College London, with associated events being held at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith in collaboration with DocHouse. For 2014, the festival is thrilled to welcome two of the most important filmmakers in modern independent Chinese-language cinema, […] More

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    Blu-ray Review: ‘A Touch of Sin’ brings a Buddhist bloodbath

    ia’s opening scene for A Touch of Sin acts as a device for reintroduction. We have previously seen the sixth generation Chinese auteur craft with slow-paced sensibility and political tinge to win over audiences with Unknown Pleasures (2002), The World (2004), and Still Life (2006). The aesthete continues to creep alongside Jia’s work as his camera quietly pursues a man on a motorcycle, donning a Chicago Bulls skullcap and weighty cargo jacket, manufactured black but padded with a layer of dust. More

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    NYFF 2013: ‘A Touch of Sin’ is a violent work of brilliance that desperately needs to be seen

    Oppressed and censored from its national origins, Jia
    Zhangke makes his prolific USA debut of A Touch of Sin (Tian Zhu
    Ding) at the New York Film Festival. Telling four overlapping
    parallel stories, each inspired by real-life depictions of
    violence, Zhangke shows no mercy for the four souls tormented by
    the political and social weight of the film’s portrayal of a
    corrupt Chinese government and fading belief system More