One of the goals of the Tribeca Film Festival has always been to seek out and encourage new talent and bold visions from every corner of the globe. Get your tickets now to see the first or second documentary feature from an emerging filmmaker chosen as the best of the Fest by a jury of internationally acclaimed filmmakers. | Read More
One of Chinas's great filmmmakers (The Blue Kite, Springtime In A Small Town) offers a rare glimpse at a culture nearly untouched by modern civilization, in the remote border area between China's Yunnan Province and Tibet. As in ancient times, all transport relies on horse caravan, and the zigzagging route offers breathtaking prospects of high mountain slopes, dense forests, deep gorges, and barren wastelands.
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In a fantastical steampunk version of ancient China, legendary sleuth Detective Dee returns from exile to help solve a series of suspicious murders on the eve of the coronation of the country's first empress. A period epic from genre master Tsui Hark, Detective Dee is an action-packed, visually breathtaking Sherlock Holmes-style mystery featuring stars Andy Lau, Li Bingbing, Carina Lau, and Tony Leung Ka-fai. | Read MoreCrime, Action, Thriller
Set during the 2008 Olympics on the outskirts of Beijing, first-time filmmaker Zheng Wei's beautiful and poetic portrait of modern China tells a simple but poignant story about a father, son, and mysterious young woman that subtly explores the physical and psychological tensions that exist in a land where emerging capitalism and accelerating modernization are rapidly overtaking traditional values. | Read MoreDrama
The 2005 Grand Jury Prizewinner is a startling break with the historical and political concerns of recent Chinese cinema, noteworthy not only for its unprecedented sexual candor but because it announced the arrival of a major new talent. It went on to great acclaim around the globe after its world premiere at the Tribeca Film festival. | Read More
As the Chinese government expands its efforts to police the Internet and block websites in the country, and television stations selectively report the news, the rising tide of censorship has aroused a wave of citizen reporters committed to investigating local news stories and crime scenes. This timely and probing documentary tracks rogue bloggers Zola and Tiger Temple as they risk political persecution to become China's uncensored eyes and ears. | Read MoreDocumentary
Service is the top priority at a modern boutique hotel in Beijing, and the new guest service manager, Ally, aims to keep it that way after a mysterious American VIP arrives and begins wreaking havoc. As the night grows more fantastical, Ally must tame this beastly terror of a guest while risking her own life to protect his secrets, the hotel’s reputation and her own job. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Thriller, Comedy, Relationships
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 (actor/director Jiang Wen) to impersonate a county governor and clean up a corrupt town, the Robin Hood figure finds himself in a showdown with the local "godfather" (Chow Yun-Fat). Full of surprises and grounded with a smart, humorous script, Let the Bullets Fly's battles are fought with guns and wit. | Read MoreAction and Comedy
This tragicomic look at modern-day life in China's capital may not be especially daring for Western viewers in terms of its sexual content, despite the battle its producers fought with censors at home, but its depiction of a ménage-a-quatre involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife is decidedly unlike anything else we've seen from the People's Republic. In Mandarin. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
A visually stunning meditation on loss, Lost•Indulgence centers on the complicated relationships between a teenage son, his mother, and the secretive young woman they take into their home after a tragic accident. | Read MoreDrama
Acclaimed Chinese-Indonesian director Edwin (Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly) returns with a gorgeous, dreamlike fairy tale set inside Jakarta's wondrous Ragunan Zoo. Abandoned in the zoo as a little girl and raised among the wild menagerie, Lana finally embarks outside the peculiar confines she has always known—and into the seedier side of Jakarta—when she falls in love with a charming magician. | Read More
The biggest budgeted Chinese movie ever made, The Promise boasts the acting talents of Hiroyuki Sanada, Jang Dong-Kun, and Cecilia Cheung. This action-filled epic tells the story of a love triangle between a general, a slave, and a beautiful princess who yearns for true love. A Warner Independent Pictures release. | Read MoreDrama and Action
This poignant human drama is set against a surreal, metaphorically loaded backdrop--a Yangtze town that will soon be submerged by the Three Gorges Dam. Like the director's other films (Platform, Unknown Pleasures, The World), it's an empathetic portrait of those left behind by a modernizing society, and a unique hybrid of documentary and fiction. In Mandarin.
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When Yan'ni starts college she believes she is embarking on a new life away from her family-and she is, but not the new beginning she anticipates. Once at school, she immediately meets Muyu and falls in love with him. What she does not know is that from the moment he met her Muyu began an intricate deception that will lead to the loss of her child and the future she believes in. | Read More