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CHINA AND TAIWAN

by Kenji
China, managed by Myra, won our Auteurs/Mubi film World Cup in 2009, while Taiwan also performed very creditably: there are treasures aplenty. My favourites from China and Taiwan: Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu) The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-hsien) A Brighter Summer Day (Yang) Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou) Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai) Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-Liang) City of Sadness (Hou Hsaio-hsien) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee) Goddess (Wu Yonggang) Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou) In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai) Still Life (Jia Zhangke) Daybreak (Sun Yu) Street Angel (Yuan Muzhi) A Touch of Sin (Jia… Read more

China, managed by Myra, won our Auteurs/Mubi film World Cup in 2009, while Taiwan also performed very creditably: there are treasures aplenty.

My favourites from China and Taiwan:

Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu)
The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
A Brighter Summer Day (Yang)
Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai)
Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-Liang)
City of Sadness (Hou Hsaio-hsien)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)
Goddess (Wu Yonggang)
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai)
Still Life (Jia Zhangke)
Daybreak (Sun Yu)
Street Angel (Yuan Muzhi)
A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke)

See also Myra’s superb and very informative separate lists on Chinese Cinema and Taiwanese Cinema, and 2 poll lists of 100 best films, The Golden Horse Film Fest and Hong Kong Film Awards.

And below, a list of essentials from both countries, in year order

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