Many cultures around the world celebrate the new year not at the beginning of January, but instead, before the beginning of Spring. This year the Chinese New Year falls on January 31. It’s a time of changing your luck, increasing prosperity, and the color red.
To celebrate the occasion, also known as the Spring Festival, we put together a list of seven movies that tell stories of change, tradition, and family for the Chinese New Year.
Friday brings in the year 4712 in the Chinese Calendar. Happy 4712!
A young man named Zheng is unable to come home for Spring Festival. It may be the thing that breaks his mother’s heart. If he makes her special noodle dish for her, will it revive her?
In the spirit of honoring one’s ancestors in the New Year is animated short My Grandpa.
In a vibrant comic-book town, live two brothers: Heng and Bee. This hilarious action short tests the boundaries of brotherly love and failed attempts at romance as the brothers face an enemy named Red Bean Cake.
Trying to get yourself a good name with stolen money is harder than climbing up to the sky. A small time thief faces retribution on the eve of the Chinese New Year.
New year: new times. A young couple prepares to return home for the New Year.
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China on China is an eight-part series dealing with politics and daily life in today’s China. Visit breathtakingly beautiful mountain villages, luxury neighborhoods, and big-city slums. See lush tourist attractions, middle-class homes, blue-collar quarters, historical locations, and high-tech environments. Hear from angry farmers, weary migrant workers, famous writers, bloggers, powerful politicians, feminists, environmental activists, inventors, society’s upwardly mobile, and dedicated students. China on China provides a rare insight into the reinvention of this Eastern superpower.
New Year, fresh start. A group of opportunistic gangsters attempt to fill the power vacuum left behind after the death of their boss. A crisp crime thriller.
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