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Chinese Films

Many more films are available through the library. You can browse the catalog for more titles.

The Blue Kite (1993)
Told from the perspective of a young boy, Tietou, this film traces the fate of a Beijing family and their neighbors through the political and social upheavals in China in 1950's and 60's.
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
China, Later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai.
Hard Boiled (1992)
Tequila is a die-hard cop, intent on bringing down the gun smugglers responsible for his partner's death.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Sing, a hapless gangster, must overcome his inability to wield a knife and demonstrate his mettle in order to become a member of the notorious Axe Gang. He realizes he is the greatest kung fu master of them all, destined to protect the sacred streets.
Legend of the Black Scorpion (2006)
The story of a royal court in turmoil including forbidden love, deceit, revenge, overpowering beauty, and greed, Set in the Age of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms.
Platform (2000)
Four performers in the state-run Peasant Culture Group praise the late Chairman Mao with approved revolutionary classics. When an "open door" cultural policy is instituted, China begins to move toward Western-influenced consumer capitalism.
Rainbow (2005)
Rainbow, a mute yet musically gifted girl, is in an arranged marriage, and her eyes wander. Set against the historical background of China's bloody war with Japan in the 1930s, Rainbow's mystical search for her ideal lover brings death and destruction.
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
An ordinary, courageous woman in a small villlage fights against the system in her quest for justice.
Sunflower (2005)
A look at the life of an urban Chinese family, and the battle of wills between father and son to do what's right or to do what the heart wants.
Three Times (2005)
A rapturous and beautiful love story set in three different eras: a pool hall in 1966, a 1911 brothel, and present-day Taipei. The director brings to life the culture of each period as the tales unfold.
What Time is it There? (2001)
Hxiao Kang sells watches on the streets of Taipei for a living. Shortly after his father's death, he meets a young woman who leaves for Paris the next day. He sells her his own watch which has two dials so she can keep time with both Paris and Taipei. His brief encounter with the young woman makes him run around setting all the watches in Taipei to Paris time. (Chicago Film Festival, 2001: Grand Jury Prize)

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