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Beyond fortune cookies.

The China Retrospective programme features award-nominated or -winning films that reveal the zeitgeist and enormous changes in China and Chinese society since the early 20th century; and that capture how beliefs and ideas have formed and evolved in the course of time.

Bangzi Melody

ZHENG Dasheng

100 minutes| 2017 | Fiction | 14A
North American Premiere

Plastic China 塑料王国

Plastic China

WANG Jiuliang

82 minutes | 2016 | Documentary | PG

From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China


84 minutes | 1979 | Documentary | G

The Wasted Time 罗曼蒂克消亡史

The Wasted Times


123 minutes | 2016 | Fiction | 18A

Last Train Home

FAN Lixin

85 minutes | 2009 | Documentary | PG

I Wish I Knew

JIA Zhangke

119 minutes | 2010 | Documentary | PG

Together with You

CHEN Kaige

116 minutes | 2002 | Fiction | 14A
35mm Film

Around China with a Movie Camera

68 minutes | 2016 | Documentary | G


Will the greatest female director of all times be from China?

The Made by Women programme serves to advance the appreciation of female filmmakers’ and actresses’ endeavours, as well as to recognize the identity and power of female protagonists in films. We continually gaze at women working in the film industry and celebrate their success and achievements.

Love Education

Sylvia CHANG

122 minutes | 2017 | Fiction | PG
Canadian Premiere

Girls Always Happy

YANG Mingming

117 minutes | 2018 | Fiction | PG
Canadian Premiere

Small Talk

HUANG Hui-Chen

89 minutes | 2017 | Documentary | PG

A Simple Life


118 minutes | 2011 | Fiction| PG

Center Stage

Stanley KWAN

151 minutes | 1991 | Fiction | PG


Young, curious, restless = trouble? Troublemakers define the future.

The Portraits of the Young programme is dedicated to emerging young filmmakers and their compelling or innovative works, especially those that showcase modern-day young people’s exploration and search for identity. We aim at connecting them with industry leaders and experienced filmmakers, facilitating meaningful conversations regarding their future career lookout and helping them launch their next projects.

Wrath of Silence

XIN Yukun

119 minutes | 2017 | Fiction | 14A
Canadian Premiere

I’ve Got a Little Problem

ZHANG Ximing

44 minutes | 2017 | Documentary | 14A
North American Premiere

Artes Liberales


52 minutes | 2018 | Documentary | G
Canadian Premiere

Taming the Horse

GU Tao

124 minutes | 2017 | Documentary | 14A
Toronto Premiere

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