China

China

This collection includes OVID's films from mainland China, many are from dGenerate Films, which specializes in distributing bold and independent films from China.

Films from Hong Kong and Taiwan are found in their respective collections.

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  • Wrath of Silence

    Directed by Yukun Xin • Drama • With Wu Jiang, Yang Song • 2017 • 119 minutes

    Searching for his missing son in the rough mountains of Northern China, Zhang Baomin (Yang Song), a mute miner with a brutal past, confronts a world of corruption led by the villainous Chang Wannian (Wu Jiang), a cross...

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    Directed by Bi Gan • Drama • With Wei Tang, Jue Huang, Sylvia Chang • 2019 • 140 minutes

    Bi Gan follows up his knockout debut, Kaili Blues, with this noir-tinged stunner about a lost soul (Jue Huang) on a quest to find a missing woman from his past (Wei Tang, Lust, Caution). Following leads acr...

  • Karamay

    Directed by XU Xin • Documentary • 2012 • 356 minutes

    In 1994, the oil-rich city of Karamay in Northwest China was the site of a horrible fire that killed nearly 300 schoolchildren. The students were performing for state officials and were told to stand by while the officials exited first. After...

  • Only Cloud Knows

    Directed by Xiaogang Feng • Drama • With Xuan Huang, Caiyu Yang, Fan Yu • 2019 • 132 minutes

    After the death of his wife, a man decides to retrace their steps from the past, looking to reconnect with old friends and make right promises he made before her death.

    "What could have been rather mour...

  • Suburban Birds

    Directed by QIU sheng • Drama • With Yihao Chen, Zhihao Chen, Jing Deng • 2018 • 118 minutes

    A striking debut from China’s Qiu Sheng, SUBURBAN BIRDS is a tantalizing mystery and a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy rolled into one. Hao (Mason Lee) is part of a team of young engineers called in to ...

  • Battle of Memories

    Directed by Leste Chen • Drama • With Bo Huang, Jinglei Xu, Yihong Duan, Zishan Yang • 2017 • 120 minutes

    When a famous writer (Huang Bo) decides to have his memories wiped to forget a divorce, he regrets it. Attempting to recover the memories, he becomes haunted by psychopathic thoughts, acting...

  • Chinese Portrait

    Directed by WANG Xiao Shuai • Documentary • With Liu Xiaodong • 2018 • 79 minutes

    From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle; So Long, My Son) comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity. Shot over the course of ten years on both film and video, the film con...

  • Youth

    Directed by Xiaogang Feng • Drama • With Xuan Huang, Caiyu Yang, Miao Miao • 2017 • 137 minutes

    Performing art troupe members each face their own trials and tribulations; from escaping a family scandal to dealing with unrequited love, each experiences rejection that shapes their lives in this co...

  • The Wasted Times

    Directed by Er Cheng • Drama • With Ge You, Zhang Ziyi, Asano Tadanobu
    • 2016 • 123 minutes

    Set against a chaotic, war torn Shanghai, “The Wasted Times” follows a local crime boss at the receiving end of the Japanese army’s attempt to forge a dubious alliance. Spanning three separate times duri...

  • Lost And Love

    Directed by Sanyuan Peng • Drama • With Andy Lau, Jing Boran, Sandra Ng, Tony Leung Ka-fai
    • 2015 • 109 minutes

    After losing his two-year-old son, Lei (Andy Lau) begins a fourteen-year-long quest in search of his missing child. Hanging off the side of his motorcycle is his most valued token, th...

  • Last Letter

    Directed by Shunji Iwai • Drama • With Zhou Xun, Qin Hao, Zhang Zifeng, Du Jiang, Hu Ge, Tan Zhou, Wu Yanshu
    • 2018 • 114 minutes

    Yuan Zhilan (Zhou Xun) attends a class reunion in place of her sister Yuan Zhihua, who recently passed away. While there, she reunites with her high school sweethear...

  • A Fool

    Directed by Jianbin Chen • Drama • With Jianbin Chen, Jiang Qinqin, Wang Xuebing, Jin Shijia • 2014 • 97 minutes

    Based on Hu Xuewen's novella "Running Moonlight", a Chinese shepherd tries to enlist help in getting his son released from prison; when a wandering stranger enters his life, diverting...

  • Spring Tide

    Directed by Lina Yang • Drama • With Hao Lei, Elaine Jin Yan-ling, Qu Junxi, Li Wenbo, Huang Shanghe
    • 2019 • 124 minutes

    When a mother lives with her mother and her daughter, inevitable conflicts arise, including the revelation of a dark past. When these conflicts come to a boil during a famil...

  • All About My Sisters

    Directed by WANG Qiong • Documentary • 2021 • 175 minutes

    In her debut film, director Qiong Wang builds a riveting portrait of her family reckoning with the lasting impact of China's one-child policy.

    After giving birth to two daughters, Qiong's parents were desperate for a boy. When they learn...

  • Angels Wear White

    Directed by Vivian Qu • Drama • With Vicky Chen, Meijun Zhou, Le Geng • 2017 • 107 minutes

    In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says no...

  • Before the Flood I

    Directed by LI Yifan and Yan Yu • Documentary • 2005 • 147 minutes

    A landmark documentary following the residents of the historic city of Fengjie as they clash with the officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world's largest dam.

    China's Three Gorges Dam, the largest...

  • Before The Flood II - Gong Tan

    Directed by YAN Yu • Documentary • 2008 • 60 minutes

    Yan Yu follows his groundbreaking documentary BEFORE THE FLOOD with this profile of the residents of Gongtan, a 1700-year-old village soon to be demolished by a hydroelectric dam project.

    Gongtan, a historic village located on a tributary of ...

  • Beijing Besieged by Waste

    Directed by Wang Jiuliang • Documentary • 2011 • 72 minutes

    Photographer Wang Jiu-liang travels to more than 500 landfills, fearlessly documenting Beijing's unholy cycle of consumption through poignant observational visits with the scavengers who live and work in the dumps.

    While China's econom...

  • Bitter Money

    Directed by Wang Bing • Documentary • 2016 • 152 minutes

    The people in Wang Bing's BITTER MONEY lie in filthy, cramped apartments, stare at their phones for far too long, spend time on their balconies overlooking drab streets in which all the buildings look the same, and work long hours for litt...

  • Dead Souls - Part I

    Directed by Wang Bing • Documentary • 2018 • 166 minutes

    In Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert sixty years ago. Designated as “ultra-rightists” in the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the ...

  • Dead Souls - Part II

    Directed by Wang Bing • Documentary • 2018 • 164 minutes

    In Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert sixty years ago. Designated as “ultra-rightists” in the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the ...

  • Dead Souls - Part III

    Directed by Wang Bing • Documentary • 2018 • 175 minutes

    In Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert sixty years ago. Designated as “ultra-rightists” in the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the ...

  • Disorder

    Directed by Huang Weikai • Documentary • 2009 • 58 minutes

    Huang Weikai's one-of-a-kind news documentary captures, with remarkable freedom, the anarchy, violence, and seething anxiety animating China's major cities today. As urbanization in China advances at a breakneck pace, Chinese cities teet...

  • The East Wind State Farm

    Directed by HU Jie • Documentary • 2009 • 101 minutes

    Condemned "Rightists," sentenced to 21 years of thought reform in the countryside, share harrowing first-person accounts of life in a Chinese labor camp.

    In 1957, 200 teachers, students, and cadres were labeled as "Rightists" for voicing cri...