films seen
8
average score
3.81*
nationality
China - 64 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Rare treats

Postmen in the Mountains

by Jianqi Huo
Also known as
Nashan Naren Nagou
Specifics
1999 / 93m - China
Genre
Drama
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
toplist position
Postmen in the Mountains poster

Postmen in the Mountains is one of China's hidden gems, made by a director who sprinkles his films with soul and warmth. It's an easy recommend, if you can stand the slow pacing that is.

The good stuff

Life Show

by Jianqi Huo
Also known as
Sheng Huo Xiu
Specifics
2002 / 106m - China
Genre
Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Life Show poster

A pleasantly executed film featuring a strong lead and some good solid drama, splendid scenery and just breaths the couleur locale.

Lost in Love

by Jianqi Huo
Also known as
Ru Ying Sui Xin
Specifics
2019 / 96m - China
Genre
Romance
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Lost in Love poster

Very stylish and heartfelt romantic drama about the precarious balance between passion and trust. Though Huo is known to be a very skilled romance director, this film felt closer to Yibai Zhang's early work, sporting a more contemporary, urban vibe. Great cinematography and superb central performances make this a worthy entry in Huo's oeuvre.

Xuan Zang

by Jianqi Huo
Also known as
Da Tang Xuan Zang
Specifics
2016 / 120m - China
Genre
Adventure, Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Xuan Zang poster

I thoroughly enjoyed Zang's trip, not in the least because of Huo's skilful presentation.

Love in the 1980s

by Jianqi Huo
Also known as
1980 Nian Dai De Ai Qing
Specifics
2015 / 105m - China
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
toplist position
Love in the 1980s poster

If you're familiar with Chinese dramas then you'll feel right at home watching Love in the 1980s.

Snowfall in Taipei

by Jianqi Huo
Also known as
Tai Bei Piao Xue
Specifics
2009 / 106m - Taiwan
Genre
Romance, Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
toplist position
Snowfall in Taipei poster

The film looks great, the actors do a good job and even though the soundtrack is a little inconspicuous the atmosphere is warm and inviting.

The inoffensive

A Time to Love

by Jianqi Huo
Also known as
Qing Ren Jie
Specifics
2005 / 113m - China
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
A Time to Love poster

A Love of Blueness

by Jianqi Huo
Also known as
Lan Se Ai Qing
Specifics
2001 / 99m - China
Genre
Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
A Love of Blueness poster

A Love of Blueness fits in perfectly with a select number of films that illustrate the shift from China's 6th generation rural drama to more contemporary (genre) cinema. A stylish, urban romance with solid acting, some beautiful camera work and a decent plot. Not quite up there with the best (think Suzhou River), but worth a watch if you're interested in the recent rise of Chinese cinema.