For so long, the world of cinema has had certain expectations concerning Asian or Chinese films. The images they present, the stories they tell or the subject matters they discuss. However, in the recent years, there has been a rise of aspiring filmmakers who are trying to break this scheme. The four directors, whose films you are going to see, come from entirely different backgrounds but have made films set in China. Some are atypical Chinese stories, some cover Chinese topics but are strongly influenced by European and World Cinema. The definitions of Chinese cinema are getting blurred here and this is highly interesting. Although by no means they are perfect films, these filmmakers might shape Chinese or even Asian cinema in the forthcoming decades.
Curator: Qiu Yang
Home, Amelie Wen, China/USA 2015, 17’35”
Burrow, Natalie Erika James, Australia/China 2013, 17’
Iron Hand, Johnson Cheng, USA/China 2017, 11’
Female Director, Yang Mingming, China 2012, 42’