Electric Shadows

I’m going to try something a little new for this blog, so let me explain. Ever since I first watched Chungking Express I’ve been in love with Chinese cinema. Although my fascination in independent/non-american film goes back to my early teens staying up far too late when foreign language films get aired, It was the films by Wong Kar-wai started something special for me. His films were the gateway to a world of Chinese cinema that I’ve been in awe of ever since.

The last year or so however I’ve not been finding the time or excuse to watch films like I used to. So when I saw the BFI’s ‘A Century of Chinese Cinema’ in a bookstore and I started to read it, I realized I desperately need to start watching more films again like I used to and I miss it a lot. So, I’ve decided each week I’ll be watching a new Chinese film, with a mixture of old, new, genres and regions, and I’ll be posting each week about what I’ve been watching and my thoughts about the film. I’m no film student or critic, so don’t expect the most cutting insights and analysis, but really its just an excuse and a ritual for me to return something that I love and have somewhere to talk about it.

It’s a bit different from my usual reblogs and programming, but this blog was never intended to have any theme, it just morphed the way it did. So I’m sorry to any followers if for whatever reason you hate China or the sight of film talk once a week will be too much to handle, but hey, i’m doing it. I’m also open to recommendations, so please feel free to suggest me stuff!


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