Chinese Cinema – 8th (‘Next Wave’) Canon

A core collection of films that strike me as important to the 'Next Wave' of Chinese cinema, or whatever you want to call it, limited to films from the 2010s. For a broader, more inclusive (and constantly updated) list of films made by Chinese directors from this period, go here: letterboxd.com/samcmac/list/the-8th-chinas-next-wave-directors/

  • Piercing I
  • Madame
  • My Mother's Rhapsody
  • Egg and Stone
  • Huan Huan
  • Sweet Eighteen
  • Tian jin xian ren
  • Female Directors
  • Falling City
  • The Love Songs of Tiedan
  • Trap Street
  • Deep in the Heart
  • Nezha
  • Seven Days
  • What’s in the Darkness
  • Mr. Zhang Believes
  • Kaili Blues
  • The Family
  • Underground Fragrance
  • My Original Dream
  • A Simple Goodbye
  • Old Stone
  • Life After Life
  • New York, New York
  • Absurd Accident
  • The Summer Is Gone
  • Knife in the Clear Water
  • Mr. No Problem
  • The Donor
  • The Taste of Betel Nut
  • Ciao Ciao
  • Have a Nice Day
  • The Worldly Cave
  • Bangzi Melody
  • To Kill a Watermelon
  • The Taste of Rice Flower
  • The Widowed Witch
  • Wrath of Silence
  • Dragonfly Eyes
  • Angels Wear White
  • From Where We've Fallen
  • Ash
  • Turtle Rock
  • Impermanence
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Girls Always Happy
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Ms. Meili
  • Suburban Birds
  • The Fragile House
  • The Crossing
  • Three Adventures of Brooke
  • The Enigma of Arrival
  • Vanishing Days
  • Wushu Orphan
  • Blue Amber
  • Winter After Winter
  • A Dog Barking at the Moon
  • Give Me A Ride
  • Red Flowers and Green Leaves