Films by Language


All in This Tea

Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht

Idiosyncratic doco maker Les Blank journeys to China with a devoted tea drinker and trader for an inside look at tea and the culture that spawned it.


Jia Zhang-ke

Great Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke's documentary companion piece to his latest feature, Still Life (also in Festival), captures the life and monumental canvases of artist Liu Xiao-dong.

The Home Song Stories

Tony Ayres

Tony Ayres' poignant autobiographical feature follows the turbulent life of a glamorous Hong Kong nightclub singer (Joan Chen) who emigrates to Melbourne with her two children in 1964.

How Is Your Fish Today?

Jin tian de yi zen me yang?

Xiaolu Guo

Blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality, a scriptwriter follows his main character on a journey to a northern Chinese village, where the young man has fled after murdering his lover.

I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone

Hei yan quan

Tsai Ming-liang

Ravishing, elegiac dream of a film from Tsai Ming-liang (Goodbye Dragon Inn, The Wayward Cloud), featuring parallel narratives and starring Lee Kang-sheng as a brutally beaten hobo and a man in a coma.

Still Life

Sanxia haoren

Jia Zhang-ke

Focusing on the Three Gorges Dam, China's most exciting young director, Jia Zhang-ke (Platform, The World), delivers yet another sublime meditation on the country's ceaseless progress.