Great Film about a boy violinist who tries to make it in Peking as a professional.
Together With You
(2002) Starring:Chen Hong, Tang Yun, Peiqi Liu Director:Chen Kaige Certificate:
Xiaochun has been playing the violin ever since was able to hold it. Now, a prodigy at 13, with several awards to his name, he is the pride and joy of his father, a chef who has put all of his hopes on his son's success. Father and son set out for Beijing, where the boy will further his studies. ..read more »
School teacher falls in love in rural China. A simple, yet moving tale. With Ziyi Zhang
The Road Home
(2000) Starring:Ziyi Zhang, Sun Honglei, Zheng Hao Director:Yimou Zhang Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
City businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his home village in North China for the funeral of his father, the village teacher. He finds his elderly mother insisting that all the traditional burial customs be observed, despite the fact that times have changed so much. Yusheng realizes that his mother's ..read more »
Peasant girl becomes stand-in substitute teacher and tries to rescue boy who escapes to the city. Another simple, yet profound film by Yimou Zhang.
Not One Less
(1999) Starring:Huike Zhang, Zhang Huike, Zhimei Sun Director:Zhang Yimou, Yimou Zhang Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Teacher Gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to educating them in the hope of their greater futures. When he is called away to tend to his dying mother for a month, the Mayor calls in an inexperienced 13 year-old replacement, Wei Minzhi; much to Teacher Gao's dismay. Teacher ..read more »
First Emperor has trouble with assassins. Not as good as "Emperor And The Assassin"
(2002) Starring:Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jet Li, Maggie Cheung Director:Yimou Zhang Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Sweeping and sumptuously-shot martial arts action film in the vein of Ang Lee's 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'. In Ancient China, the Emperor of the northern province of Qin (Daoming Chen) is under constant threat of assassination attempts. Three assassins in particular are the cause of much fear ..read more »
The Emperor and the Assassin
(1999) Starring:Xiaohe Lu, Fengyi Zhang, Zhiwen Wang Director:Chen Kaige Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
3rd century ruler Ying Zheng has a vision of bringing the seven Chinese kingdoms under his leadership. To achieve this he sends his concubine Zhao (Gong Li) to spy on the neighbouring Jan kingdom, and to recruit an assassin who will help him fulfil his ambitions. Zhao finds the man for the job in ..read more »
Koreans try to princess captured by Mongols. With Ziyi Zhang.
(2001) Starring:Irfan Khan Director:Asif Kapadia Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
This sweeping battle epic set in 14th-century China is one of the biggest-budget Korean films ever made. A small Korean peace delegation battles insurmountable odds to rescue a Ming princess and return home safely through the wilds of Northern China. Zhang Zi-yi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) stars.
Epic martial arts film. The film that introduced many to Chinese films.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
(2000) Starring:Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi Director:Ang Lee Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) has been charged with bringing the Green Destiny, a legendary antique sword, to its new owner in the capital. But the sword is stolen by a mysterious black-clad thief whose martial arts expertise outshines even that of Shu Lien herself. Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat) soon ..read more »
In the Mood for Love
(2000) Starring:Tony Leung, Ping Lam Siu, Chi-ang Chi Director:Wong Kar-Wai Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Hong Kong, 1962. Mrs Chan (Maggie Cheung) and her husband rent a room in the same building as Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung) and his wife. After a while, and with their partners seemingly always away on business, Mr Chow and Mrs Chan become friends, their hesitant, considerate relationship making their ..read more »