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Interview: Hu Wei (Butter Lamp)

UPDATE (January 15, 2015): Butter Lamp has been nom­in­ated for an Academy Award in the cat­egory of Best Live-Action Short. Best of luck to Hu Wei and the rest of his team! One of the most impress­ive short films I … Continue read­ing

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Dooman River

Dooman River (Director: Zhang Lu): The tit­u­lar river divides North Korea from China, and the film tells the story of the vil­la­gers who live on the Chinese side of the bor­der. Chinese-born Koreans like 12-year-old Chang Du have an ambi­val­ent … Continue read­ing

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Last Train Home

Update — January 2011: I’m happy to report that KinoSmith is releas­ing the film on DVD in March 2011. Order your copy here. Editor’s Note: Doc Soup is a monthly doc­u­ment­ary screen­ing pro­gramme run by the good folks at Hot … Continue read­ing

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24 City

24 City (2008, Director: Jia Zhang-ke): Despite my best inten­tions, I have yet to see a film from the man some crit­ics are now cheekily refer­ring to as “Jay-Z.” Known for films like The World (2004), Still Life (2006) and … Continue read­ing

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Up The Yangtze

Editor’s Note: Doc Soup is a monthly doc­u­ment­ary screen­ing pro­gramme run by the good folks at Hot Docs. It gives audi­ences in Toronto (and now Calgary and Vancouver!) their reg­u­lar doc fix each year from the fall through to the … Continue read­ing

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