Category: World Cinema Club

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Hong Kong Cinema: Top 5

Hong Kong cinema, I believe, is completely different to mainland Chinese cinema. There are a number of fairly obvious reasons why and probably the biggest is Hong Kong’s long colonial history under British rule. Hong Kong cinema had almost no government funding and filmmakers were therefore free to […]

South Korean Cinema: Top 5

As part of our ongoing World Cinema Club, I was asked to compile a brief list of my South Korean favourites, as if it were being pitched to someone who didn’t know where to begin. More widely known for their violent and stubby thrillers – owed largely to the spike […]

Chinese Cinema: Top 5

Over the last twenty years, mainland China’s cinematic work has become more readily available. China has a long and well-established history of filmmaking; like many other nations that have oppressed free speech and personal expression, Chinese filmmakers with a message had to bury it under layers of content […]

The JumpCut UK World Cinema Club

In an attempt to make us all a little more culturally enriched, JumpCut UK launches our World Cinema Club, where each month we will review one classic foreign language film, one new release foreign language film and bring you a couple of Top 5 lists for different countries […]