Monthly Digest of Chinese Films | May, 2018


作者:Zhou Yu



  Length: 105 min

  Release date: Apr. 5, 2018

  Genre(s): Animation, Adventure, Family

  Director: Gary Wang

  Dubbing: Li Yufeng, Yang Yanduo, Zhang Zhe

  Produced by: Light Chaser Animation

  Story: A cat named Blanket has long been living in a high-rise apartment in the city with his son, Cloak. One day, curious about the outside world, Cloak decides to leave home and embarks on an adventure to find the legendary cat's paradise, the Peachtopia. Blanket, who has always loved being at home, must step out of his comfort zone in order to find his son. His friend, a female Macaw, helps him to overcome his fear and reconcile with his past. Together, they begin a journey of exciting adventures.


Taste of Crime / The Trough

  Length: 112 min

  Release date: Apr. 28, 2018

  Genre(s): Action, Crime thriller

  Director: Nick Cheung

  Starring: Nick Cheung, Xu Jinglei, He Jiong, Yu Nan, Michael Miu

  Produced by: One Cool Film Production, Bona Film Group, Er Dong Pictures, Beijing Each Media, J.Q. Pictures, Incendiary Pictures

  Story: Undercover police officer Yu Qiu has successfully apprehended many criminals in the city that is full of evil. Because of a child abduction case, Yu's identity is starting to be brought to light, attracting the hunt from criminal groups. In order to adhere to justice within his heart, Yu does not hesitate to risk his life to start a life-and-death battle of wits against the leader of the mysterious criminal group.


Us and Them

  Length: 120 min

  Release date: Apr. 28, 2018

  Genre(s): Drama, Romance

  Director: Liu Rene

  Starring: Jing Boran, Zhou Dongyu, Tian Zhuangzhuang

  Produced by: Zhang Yibai

  Story: Jianqing and Xiaoxiao first meet as they try to eke out a meager existence in Beijing. Although at first they have different dreams, the two fall in love with each other as time goes by. From then on, they experience love, breaking-up, and changes of their own lives. And ten years later, by mere coincidence, they meet again. They already have everything they have wanted by now--everything except each other.


My Running Shadow

  Length: 97 min

  Release date: Jan. 16, 2018

  Genre(s): Drama, Family

  Director: Fang Gangliang

  Starring: Zhang Jingchu, Long Pinxu, Li Zhaofeng, Wang Tonghui

  Produced by: Jiangsu Massway Film Investment Co.,Ltd., Guangdong Southern Lead TV & Film Communication Co.,Ltd.

  Story: Xiuzhi was diagnosed as having Asperger’s Syndrome in his childhood. His mother, Tian Guifang has brought him up single-handedly since her husband left them behind and moved to America. Intelligent and exceptionally gifted at maths, Xiuzhi experiences lots of difficulties comunicating with fellow children, and his distracted nature often gets him into trouble. Despite it all, his mother grounds him to getting the best out of his life. During this course, an immensely strong bond forms between them. But when his father appears back in their lives, offering a scholarship to the United States, Tian Guifang is faced with the most difficult struggle in her heart.


Ash is Purest White

  Length: 150 min

  Release date: May, 11, 2018 (Cannes International Film Festival)

  Genre(s): Romance, Drama, Crime

  Director: Jia Zhangke

  Starring: Zhao Tao, Liao Fan

  Story: The story begins in 2001 in Shanxi, a mining town in north-west China. Qiao is love with Bin, who is the head of a local underworld. One day Bin is ambushed and severly beaten, so Qiao takes out Bin's gun and fires the weapon, saving his life and, consequently, is thrown into prison for “owning the gun”. When released five years later in 2006, she goes in search of Bin, assuming that things will just go back to the way they were. But she is only to discover that nothing stays the same and that there is no way going back.