Modern China in Cinema
THE EVOLUTION OF THE FIFTH GENERATION THROUGH THE FILMS OF CHEN KAIGE AND ZHANG YIMOU will consist of four films shown in November at 8 pm in Riverside Community Center Media Room. The films are
Wed. 9th Nov. – Yellow Earth (1984), dir. Chen Kaige
A film lauded for beginning a new style of cinema in China, set in the 1930’s, tells the haunting story of a peasant girl on the banks of the Yellow River who dreams for a life beyond poverty.
Tues. 15th Nov. – Red Sorghum (1987), dir. Zhang Yimou
A class tale of revenge, banditry and passion set in the Chinese countryside in the midst of the Sino-Japanese war that features thelegendary Gong Li in her first role.
Tues. 22nd Nov. – Sacrifice (2010), dir. Chen Kaige
Chan Kaige’s most recent film is a historic epic of tragedy, betrayal and revenge.
Mon. 28th Nov. – Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010), dir. Zhang Yimou
A moving tale of Forbidden love during the Cultural Revolution that was the most recent hit for Zhang Yimou.
For more information, visit the Asian Studies website (www.as.ua.edu/asianstudies) or contact Dr. Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa at firstname.lastname@example.org.