What makes a Mainland movie?

The criteria used to judge movies for our 100 Mainland Chinese films

As part of our feature 100 best Chinese Mainland movies we are asked 88 film experts to share their favourite movies. In order to qualify as a Mainland Chinese film for this list, each movie had to fulfill at least three of the following criteria:

"pen"
Mainland writer

Directors-chair
Director born in Mainland China or holds Mainland Chinese passport

"People"
Majority of main cast is Mainland Chinese

"location"
Film mostly set in Mainland China during any period of time

"yuan"
Over 50 per cent of the funding comes from Mainland sources



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