Director Bai Xue. Photo: Tory Ho
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The Projector by Clarence Tsui

How China is making realist films about Hong Kong instead of fantasy portrayals

  • Hong Kong film-goers’ interest in Bai Xue’s feature, a realist take on cross-border smuggling, shows they want more than caricatured local offerings
  •  The coming-of-age tale, the director’s debut, plays like a taut thriller and tackles contentious social issues

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Director Bai Xue. Photo: Tory Ho
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A still from Wang Lina’s Uygur-language film, A First Farewell.
Clarence Tsui
Opinion

Opinion

The Projector by Clarence Tsui

Young Chinese directors evade censors to give voice to ethnic minorities in child-focused films

  • In movies that examine the lives of children from different ethnic minorities and social classes, China’s up-and-coming filmmakers may have found a way to tackle topics that would otherwise be no-go zones

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A still from Wang Lina’s Uygur-language film, A First Farewell.
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