Australian Director Sophie Hyde Explores Family Ties

 •  September 4

What is it like to have a mother who changes from a Jane to a James? The Australian avant-garde film "52 Tuesdays" deals with exactly that question....

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Film in North Korea: Supreme leader’s supreme love

 •  June 6

IN 1987 Kim Jong Il published his manifesto on films, “The Cinema and Directing”. Kim—who ruled North Korea from 1994 to 2011 and was a film...

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Will North Korean films ever be more than propaganda?

 •  February 25

Sugar-coated propaganda films are popular in North Korea – but they gloss over reality. Could things be changing? Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore...

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Is ‘Chinawood’ the new Hollywood?

 •  February 10

The world’s largest film studio isn’t in the US but in China and is one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions. Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore...

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Future Cinema: Where the audience is the star

 •  January 7

Immersive events that transform cinema-goers into participants have become popular nights out in London. BBC Culture’s Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore...

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Martial arts master Ip Man reigns large in film

 •  September 21

HONG KONG — There is a scene near the beginning of Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster" in which the main character, the martial arts expert Ip Man,...

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Micro movies beat China’s censors

 •  August 12

Filmmakers are tackling difficult subjects and taking artistic risks in short films consumed on mobile phones. Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore reports from...

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The Generation Gap: Living Large

 •  July 17

SHANGHAI -- America has its “Gossip Girl”, Brazil has “Mulheres Ricas” (“Rich Women”) and India has its Bollywood confections. Films and...

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Documentary spotlights Chinese artists Wang Guangyi, Liu Gang

 •  May 10

BEIJING -- One scene of the new documentary “Chimeras” shows the young Chinese artist Liu Gang wandering with his camera around a town in China...

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When Movie Money Talks

 •  April 26

BEIJING — On April 12, the famous commercial filmmaker Feng Xiaogang was honored as “director of the year’’ by the China Film Directors...

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