The Village Of No Return (Jian wang cun)

The Village Of No Return (Jian wang cun) Taiwan/China (2017) Dir. Chen Yu-hsun Memories are an important part of our lives. We can bask in the fond glow of the good or learn from the mistakes of the bad. But if someone offered you the chance to wipe away those negative memories would you take … Continue reading The Village Of No Return (Jian wang cun)

Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu chun dao)

Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu chun dao) China (2014) Dir. Lu Yang It might surprise you to learn that despite the enticing title throwing up suggestions of swords and bloodshed, this film is actually about gardeners - the titular blades being those made of grass. You’re not buying it are you? Of course this is wu … Continue reading Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu chun dao)

Saving Mr. Wu (Jie jiu Wu xian sheng)

Saving Mr. Wu (Jie jiu Wu xian sheng) China (2015) Dir. Ding Sheng Whether one approaches films that are “based on a true story” with a sense of caution or pessimism, there is no denying they lay the foundation for satisfying entertainment. The plot for Saving Mr. Wu is based on real events involving one … Continue reading Saving Mr. Wu (Jie jiu Wu xian sheng)