Chinese Cinema

Some famous Chinese directors (well, my favourites):

Mainland/PRC: Zhangke Jia,

HK: Kar Wai Wong, Stanley Kwan, etc.

TW: Ang Lee, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Edward Yang, Ming-liang Tsai, etc.
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1.
Nezha Conquers the Dragon King (1979)
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(105 mins.)
 
2.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (171 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
3.
And the Spring Comes (2007)
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In a grimy provincial industrial city, a talented but unattractive schoolteacher dreams of an operatic career. (94 mins.)
Director: Changwei Gu
 
4.
Mountain Patrol (2004)
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A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet. (85 mins.)
Director: Chuan Lu
 
5.
The Blue Kite (1993)
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The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. (140 mins.)
 
6.
To Live (1994)
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After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China. (133 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
7.
The Piano in a Factory (2010)
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To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch. (119 mins.)
Director: Meng Zhang, Bo Gao
 
8.
Lan Yu (2001)
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Beijing, 1988. On the cusp of middle-age, Chen Handong has known little but success all his life. The eldest son of a senior government bureaucrat... (86 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kwan
 
9.
Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
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During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town... (139 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang
 
10.
Getting Home (2007)
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A black comedy about a farmer who tries to bring home the body of his friend, who died far from their town. (110 mins.)
Director: Yang Zhang
 
11.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
12.
Happy Together (1997)
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Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift... (96 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
13.
Fallen Angels (1995)
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A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool... (99 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
14.
Yi Yi (2000)
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Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives. (173 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
 
15.
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
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Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax. (237 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
 
16.
A City of Sadness (1989)
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A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers. (157 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
17.
A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
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The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother. (138 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
18.
In the Heat of the Sun (1994)
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A story of four teenagers during Cultural Revolution in Beijing. (134 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang
 
19.
The Goddess (1934)
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Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China. (85 mins.)
Director: Yonggang Wu
 
20.
Street Angel (1937)
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In old Shanghai, two sisters, a prostitute and a singer, tried to escape from the local scoundrels with the help of a trumpet player and a newspaper seller. (91 mins.)
Director: Muzhi Yuan
 
21.
Center Stage (1991)
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Biopic of 1930's Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu. (126 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kwan
 
22.
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand. (106 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
23.
Hibiscus Town (1986)
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Love, humiliation and politics play out in a distant village of China during the cultural revolution. (164 mins.)
Director: Jin Xie
 
24.
The Monkey King (1963)
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Da Nao Tian Gong is a Chinese animated feature film directed by Wan Laiming and produced by all four of the Wan brothers... (84 mins.)
Director: Wan Laiming
 
25.
Red Rose White Rose (1994)
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Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose... (110 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kwan
 
26.
Feelings of Mountains and Waters (1988 Short Film)
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A short film about a young girl who cares for a wise old scholar in exchange for guqin lessons. (19 mins.)
Director: Wei Te