In Albania, communist-era films are a picture on the past, but Cambodian director Rithy Panh’s 2013 film The Missing Picture uses clay figures and archival footage to document the horrors of that country’s Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: Edko FilmsIn Albania, communist-era films are a picture on the past, but Cambodian director Rithy Panh’s 2013 film The Missing Picture uses clay figures and archival footage to document the horrors of that country’s Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: Edko Films
In Albania, communist-era films are a picture on the past, but Cambodian director Rithy Panh’s 2013 film The Missing Picture uses clay figures and archival footage to document the horrors of that country’s Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: Edko Films

Why Albanian films are big in China: Cultural Revolution nostalgia

Films from Albania were a window on the world for millions of Chinese film-goers when the Balkan country was one of China’s few friends. Ironically, while Chinese today can watch them freely, Albania debates banning them

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
In Albania, communist-era films are a picture on the past, but Cambodian director Rithy Panh’s 2013 film The Missing Picture uses clay figures and archival footage to document the horrors of that country’s Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: Edko FilmsIn Albania, communist-era films are a picture on the past, but Cambodian director Rithy Panh’s 2013 film The Missing Picture uses clay figures and archival footage to document the horrors of that country’s Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: Edko Films
In Albania, communist-era films are a picture on the past, but Cambodian director Rithy Panh’s 2013 film The Missing Picture uses clay figures and archival footage to document the horrors of that country’s Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: Edko Films
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