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11 Flowers

From one of China's foremost directors, Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle, Shanghai Dreams), comes this moving coming-of-age tale set in a remote village in Guizhou province during the final days of China's Cultural Revolution.

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Based on the best-selling novel set during China's cultural revolution, this acclaimed film is about two young men who are sent to a remote mountain village for a Maoist re-education. Starring Zhou Xun (周迅), Liu Ye (劉燁), Chen Kun (陳坤).

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Dreaming Lhasa

Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, goes to India to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. There she embarks on a journey into Tibet's fractured past and a voyage of self-discovery.

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Electric Shadows

From director Xiao Jiang, one of China's newest cinematic voices, comes a charming tale about the days when the cinema enchanted China's masses, and audiences breathed and dreamed as one.

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First Love and Other Pains & One of Them

Delighting gay festival-goers around the world, these two audience favorites, First Love and Other Pains and One of Them, explore the phenomenon of first love - the discovery, the thrill, the fear, and the heartache.

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Ghosted

A mysterious love story about a German artist trying to come to terms with the unsolved murder of her Taiwanese lover. From director Monika Treut (Seduction: The Cruel Woman, Female Misbehavior and Gendernauts).

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Give Up Tomorrow

This award-winning film is an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry and sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man.

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Isle, The

A Film by Kim Ki-Duk. The Isle tells tale of a beautiful woman who lives on an eerie, remote lake selling food to fisherman by day, and her body by night.

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King of Masks, The

In 1930s China, aging street performer Wang yearns for a male heir to whom he can pass on the secrets of his renowned act. When he adopts an 8-year-old orphan named Doggie, his new heir reveals a desperate secret.

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Knowledge of Healing, The

The Knowledge of Healing is an illuminating examination of Tibetan medicine, which is strongly rooted in Buddhist principles and has developed over two millennia into an amazingly successful method of healing.

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Mongolian Ping Pong

A ping pong ball, found floating in a stream, becomes the source of wonderment for three young boys who live in the remote grasslands of Mongolia, a magnificent landscape little changed since the time of Genghis Khan.

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Personals, The

Honored at Cannes, The Personals presents "funny, beautifully observed modern day sexual relationships [and] recalls Hal Hartley" (Variety). Starring acclaimed actress Rene Liu (劉若英) and Taiwanese rock star Wu Bai (伍佰).

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Please Vote for Me

Chronicling the first open elections of a third-grade class at a school in central China, this documentary is a witty, engaging macro-lens view of human nature, China’s one-child policy and the democratic electoral process.

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Raw and the Cooked, The: A Culinary Journey Through Taiwan

The Raw and the Cooked is a sumptuous exploration of the island's rich culinary traditions and their relationship to Taiwan's unique mix of cultures.

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S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

In 1975-79, the Khmer Rouge waged a campaign of genocide on Cambodia’s population. The detention center 'S21', where 17,000 people were tortured and killed, is now a museum where former Khmer Rouge are employed as guides.

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Secret Pleasures

This scintillating box set features four Asian films about love, longing and fishhooks: Kim Ki-Duk's The Isle, Xiao Jiang's Electric Shadows, Chen Kuo-fu's The Personals, and Monika Treut's Ghosted.

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Silent Waters

Set in 1979 Pakistan, when General Zia-ul-Haq took control of the country and stoked the fires of Islamic nationalism, Silent Waters tells the story of a woman whose son joins a group of Islamic fundamentalists.

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So Close To Paradise

From Wang Xiaoshuai, one of China's most talented and controversial young filmmakers, comes this striking noir gangster film (banned for 3 years by the Chinese government) reminiscent of Hollywood's classic B movies from the 1940s and 50s.

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Storm Makers, The

Produced by filmmaker Rithy Panh (S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, Duch: Master of the Forges of Hell), The Storm Makers is an eye-opening look at the cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels Cambodia's brutal modern slave trade.

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Tokyo Fiancée

In this entertaining romantic comedy, Amelie, a French tutor in Tokyo, finds herself in a passionate relationship with her only student, the charming Rinri. As the two explore the joys of their first real romance, many cultural barriers fall...but some still remain.