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Featuring a cast of legendary Hong Kong action stars, the film pits the ragtag denizens of a rundown slum against the dapper and ruthless Axe Gang.
These two programs are dedicated to celebrating Chinese American filmmakers who were born in China. They will kick off the Los Angeles Shorts International Film Festival 2017.
Young actresses Zhou Dongyu and Ma Sichun deliver intense, emotionally raw performances as high school friends whose relationship is strained when they both fall in love with the handsome Jiaming.
Kara Wai plays a retired assassin now living comfortably as a housewife. When her past comes back to haunt her in the form of a former criminal associate (Simon Yam), Mrs. K must dust off her martial arts skills to dispatch a parade of baddies
The latest thriller from action master Johnnie To (Drug War, Exiled, Election, Office) takes place almost entirely in a hospital, where a neurosurgeon (Vicki Zhao) must treat a gangster with a bullet lodged in his head (Wallace Chung).
Featuring a dynamic cast of men and women from Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY weaves the stories of Africans chasing alluring, yet elusive, “Made in China” dreams into a compelling critique of 21st century global capitalism. Following a filmmaker’s journey from Ghana to China and back to Africa, GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY provides a rare glimpse of African aspirations in an age of endless outsourcing.
Part memoir, part history, part investigation, the filmmaker’s search for answers about her mother’s emigration to America during the Chinese Exclusion era reveals the often painful price paid by immigrants who abandoned their personal identity, the burden of silence they passed on to their offspring and the inter-generational strife between immigrants and their American born children.