With the rise of a new generation of Chinese directors who present local stories through new interpretations, a leading Chinese film distributor predicted that a 'golden decade' for the Chinese film industry is on the horizon.
"No Man's Land" (无人区)
When Ning Hao's "No Man's Land" was finally released, it was an altered version. Nevertheless, it thrills viewers. Ning has tried to move into a genre seldom touched upon by Chinese directors
"Touch of Light" (逆光飞翔)
"Touch of the Light," directed by Chang Jung-Chi, is a widely-applauded and touching Taiwan drama. Based on true events related to the life of Taiwanese piano prodigy Huang Yu-Siang (Siang played by himself), this is a story of inspiration, discovery and love.
"Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons" (西游降魔篇)
Hong Kong's "King of Comedy" Stephen Chow made his way to the 2013 top with "Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons." It made US$215 million worldwide and is the biggest grossing Chinese film ever.
"A Touch of Sin" (天注定)
A blown-up fresco of a modern China engulfed by turbo-capitalism, "A Touch of Sin" is a minimalist epic of maximum proportions. As is often the case in his films, director Jia Zhangke, a master of contemporary cinema, observes the periphery of humanity to describe its epochal changes.