More like a list of lists. PBS’s POV caught up with multiple China film directors, curators, and writers and asked them each what the must-see documentaries are by Chinese filmmakers. Unsurprisingly, The Last Train Home, Up the Yangtze, Tears of Sichuan, and multiple films by Zhao Liang all make the list. But there are also plenty of lesser-known titles, such as Circus World (available online here), that are definitely worth checking out.
Last Train Home recently got it’s American broadcast premier on POV, and will be streamed in its entirety for U.S. viewers until October 27.