Film Tag: China

New Gods: Yang Jian

As Yang Jian confronts the actions of his past, he must face a host of dangerous vigilantes seeking the same treasure with the power to alter the balance of their worlds. This latest entry in the New Gods universe from Light Chaser Animation (White Snake, New Gods: Nezha Reborn) features awe-inspiring action sequences set against New Gods: Yang Jian

I Am What I Am

When we first meet Juan he (like us) is awestruck by the powerful, balletic artistry of a traditional Chinese Lion Dance troupe. It’s a dance that requires incredible concentration, strength and grace all while wearing elaborate and heavy costumes and the team who seems poised for victory is interrupted by a mysterious interloper. A chase I Am What I Am

Ne Zha

With the release of Ne Zha, the Chinese animation industry has come into its own. The $20 million budget film has grossed an astounding $700 million at the Chinese box office, demolishing the $235 million prior record head by Disney’s Zootopia.  Animation Is Film is thrilled to present a special screening of Ne Zha followed by Ne Zha


One of the most original and daring films this year, and certainly the only one to feature a shoe-centric critique of a patriarchal society. In a dystopian world, male shoes, all black polish and metal grommets, are in charge and the females, red high-heels with spindly vines, are caged and kept strictly for breeding purposes. SHe

No. 7 Cherry Lane

Hong Kong master Yonfan’s first feature since 2009’s Prince of Tears is also his first foray into the world of animated filmmaking.  But regardless of his choice of medium, the film – which won the Best Screenplay prize at Venice – is essentially and unmistakably his. And – like when any living legend creates something new No. 7 Cherry Lane

White Snake

The late Tang dynasty. There is great chaos under heaven. One day, a young man from Snake-Catcher Village, Xuan, discovers a mysterious girl by a waterfall. Blanca has lost her memory. Xuan and Blanca search for clues to her identity. They face great danger together, and fall in love. They find out who she really White Snake