Where to event start with Feng Xiaogang? He is a Chinese director, producer, screenwriter and actor, whose career has spanned for over 30 years. While bravely battling censorship, he has created a number of commercially immensely successful films, such as Be There or Be Square (Bújiàn búsàn, 1998), Cell Phone (Shŏujī, 2003), A World Without […]

David vs. Goliath seems to be the theme shrouding Feng Xiaogang’s newest feature, I Am Not Madame Bovary – there had been a lot of talk on what seemed to had been more than just a spat between the film director and the largest Chinese cinema chain, Wanda Cinema Line, who, at least according to […]

Yangtze River, the largest water system in China, serves as the inspiration and as the multi-faceted location to the newest film by writer-director Yang Chao, who first started working on Crosscurrent (Chang Jiang Tu) 12 years ago, during the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. The journey of this film from the screenplay to its screenings reflects […]

In its 7th year, Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) is still going strong with an ambitious film programme; from animation to features and documentaries, CVF will provide numerous great screenings this year – unfortunately less than in 2016, but at the same level of quality. In addition, the audience will be able to participate in the conference The […]

London has always been home to various film festivals, from the prestigious BFI London Film Festival to the independent festivals like Raindance, the capital has never failed to entertain the public. Nevertheless, there aren’t many engaging events when it comes to Asian cinema, unless it focuses on one particular country. This year, however, a new […]