Chinese Movie Recommendation

Updated 6 mins ago in Chinese Culture
2 on December 5, 2019

“THE FAREWELL” 《别告诉她》

Metacritc:89%; Rotten Tomatoes:99%; IMDb:7.8/10

” Billi’s family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch — the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live.

Initial release: July 19, 2019 (Canada)

Director: Lulu Wang

Budget: 3 million USD

Languages: English, Japanese, Italian, Mandarin

Producers: Lulu Wang, Chris Weitz, Marc Turtletaub, Anita Gou, Peter Saraf, Daniele Tate Melia, Andrew Miano, Jane Zheng “  

Review by audience: “

“The Farewell is a strong family drama that is a much better showcase of the cultural clash of western and Asian cultures compared to the overhyped and generic Crazy Rich Asians. The Farewell handles things with subtlety never hammering home its multiple messages. It does not paint anyone as right or wrong and is happy just to share the knowledge of different ideals……”

— by Simon Lam  

 
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A Bite Of China series 《舌尖上的中国》(Shéjiān shàng de zhōngguó)

A Bite of China is a Chinese documentary television series on the history of food, eating, and cooking in China directed by Chen Xiaoqing (陈晓卿). There are 3 seasons in total.

“Through the topics from characteristic ingredients to various cooking techniques, the documentary reveals a time-honoured history of Chinese cuisine. Aside from food culture, A Bite of China also focuses on food safety, ways of living and inheritance of tradition. It is a pleasant way to make the world understand China a little better. The aim of the programme is to show real and true China.” 

Season 1: https://bit.ly/3aWbEpU

Season 2: https://bit.ly/3gpayE0

Season 3: https://bit.ly/2CYdRVa

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Reference:

Hao Cui, A Bite of China: A Taste of China

https://www.globalchinainsights.nl/articles/a-bite-of-china

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Once Upon A Bite “风味人间” (Fēngwèi rénjiān)

Once Upon A Bite series is again made by renowned documentary director Chen Xiaoqing and his team. “Chen and his crew spent more than one and a half years researching 25 countries and regions around the world, filming over 300 kinds of delicious foods. They then divided those foods into eight separate themes, with each forming an episode that explores different cooking methods and flavours using similar raw ingredients around the world, such as chicken, crab, sugar, honey and sausages.”

“Whether you’re talking about farming, fishing, hunting or collecting, as well as drying, pickling, fermentation and other types of processing, they’re all closely related to the rules of nature. There are also those foods that are closely related to traditional festivals. Overall, filming basically needs to follow the schedule of the food,” The producer Zhang Ping explained.

Once Upon A Bite Season 2: https://bit.ly/3aQDBiR


Reference:

‘Once Upon a Bite 2’ explores global stories behind food,

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2020-05/01/content_75998212.htm

 

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