非诚勿扰2 | If You Are the One 2

If You Are the One 2

After the soul-searching trip to Hokkaido, Xiaoxiao has gotten over her bitter affair with Mr. Fang, somewhat disillusioned with romantic relationships. But one man still gives her mixed feelings: Qin Fen is a considerate and funny guy for sure, yet he’s too moody and childish to be the man she wants to walk down the aisle with. Although Xiaoxiao has tried to convince herself that Qin is her Mr. Right, she’s too conscious of the difference between liking and loving. On the other hand, Qin is pretty sure he wants to end his bachelorhood with Xiaoxiao. In a bid to find out whether they really suit each other, the two rent a villa in the scenic Sanya to begin their “trial marriage”…

Directed by Xiaogang Feng | Starring : You Ge, Qi Shu, Honglei Sun, Chen Yao, Fan Liao | Presented at N/A

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让子弹飞 | Let the Bullets Fly

Let the Bullets Fly

Set during the Age of the Warlords in the 1920s, this comic western is the highest grossing Chinese film ever. When circumstances force an outlaw to impersonate a county governor and clean up a corrupt town, the Robin Hood figure finds himself in a showdown with the local “godfather”. Full of surprises and grounded with a smart, humorous script, Let the Bullets Fly’s battles are fought with guns and wit.a

Directed by Wen Jiang | Starring : Wen Jiang, Yun-Fat Chow, You Ge, Bing Shao, Fan Liao | Presented at Tribeca Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Pusan Film Festival, London Film Festival

红河谷 | Red River Valley

Red River Valley

Director Feng Xiaoning’s powerful production sets in motion the poignant saga of Tibet in 1905, when British forces took over the country in an attempt to remove what little was left of Tibetan culture. Snow Dawa is a lovely young woman who’s able to make a new life for herself after being rescued by a Tibetan elder. Later, she saves two British soldiers who are in harm’s way — despite the soldiers’ plan for her anguished country.

Directed by Xiaoning Feng | Starring : Jing Ning, Bing Shao, Guoqing Zhao, Zhen Ying, Nicholas Love | Presented at N/A

爱情麻辣烫 | Spicy Love Soup

Spicy Love Soup

Spicy Love Soup starts with a young couple eating sweet (or sour) and spicy soup from a two-sided bowl shaped in a Yin and Yang pattern. Until the couple’s wedding at the end of the film, Spicy Love Soup intermittently shows six different episodes about different generations’ relationships. Love can be sweet, sour, or spicy. And, you’ll taste all those emotions from this contemporary Chinese film.

Directed by Yang Zhang | Starring : Jinglei Xu, Cunxin Pu, Yuanyuan Gao, Liping Lü, Tao Guo | Presented at Changchun Film Festival, Tokyo Film Festival, Hawaii Film Festival