Since its conception in 2011, the Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival, which plays in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane respectively, has strived to support and promote emerging filmmakers. In such a rapidly growing market such as mainland Chinese cinema, where lower budget art-house fare is marginalised by increasingly dominant commercial cinema, this is something to be applauded.
Source: SBS Movies
Author: Oliver Pfeiffer
For all the regrets and acts of redemption that resound from its title, the film’s upsetting deeds cannot be undone.
Sichuan-born, Hong Kong- and Beijing-based filmmaker Emily Tang Xiaobai was so thrilled that her third feature was showing on the big screen at one of Australia’s quirkiest film festivals that she and lead actress Yang Shuting arranged their own travel to the Melbourne opening-night screening.
Source: Sunday Morning Post
Author: Sue Green