Zhao Tao

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US director Ryan Coogler: These actresses could easily carry their own movie. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ryan Coogler ponders an all-female Black Panther spin-off Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther, has been enjoying a “rendezvous” (they really do c(...)

It is impossible not to marvel at the scale and scope of Jia Zhangke’s eighth feature film.

On the eve of the millennium Chinese youngsters dance to the Pet Shop Boy’s cover of Go West. Shen Tao (director Zhao’s longtime collaborator and off(...)

‘There’s bravado to admire about this loose triptych.  But this strange film with strange textures falls apart during the  feeble final act’

Writer-director Jia Zhangke emerged from China’s underground cinema to become one of the most prominent filmmakers from the “sixth generation”. Since (...)

In an attempt to help us make sense of his vast, pessimistic study of contemporary China, Jia Zhangke, director of the acclaimed Still Life, has de(...)

When you hear that Shun Li and the Poet concerns the experiences of a Chinese immigrant in contemporary Italy, you will almost certainly prepare yours(...)