This touring festival of rare Chinese film gets underway in Edinburgh on March 9, before touring around the UK. Featuring films dating back to the 1930s, many of these films are not available on DVD, so the festival represents a rare opportunity to see them. Highlights include an ultra-rare print of Yellow Earth and a special screening of Goddess with a newly commissioned live score.

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Curse Of The Golden Flower
Curse Of The Golden Flower
Love and politics lead the way to destruction in the Chinese imperial court.
Centre Stage
Centre Stage
Portrait of the tragic life of the Chinese Greta Garbo, Ruan Lingyu.
Goddess
Goddess
A prostitute in 1930s Shanghai tries to build a future for her son.
Ju Dou
Ju Dou
The wife of a brutal dye house owner embarks on an illicit affair with her husband's nephew.
Riding Alone For Thousands Of 
Miles
Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles
A man embarks on a quest of the head and the heart in an attempt to reconnect with his son.
Hero
Hero
Visually ravishing fable of maverick warriors in ancient China.
In The Mood For Love
In The Mood For Love
History of a love affair that never was.

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