How China’s Fifth Generation filmmakers defied censorship and criticism to break new ground

//How China’s Fifth Generation filmmakers defied censorship and criticism to break new ground

How China’s Fifth Generation filmmakers defied censorship and criticism to break new ground

  It has been 41 years since China’s Fifth Generation filmmakers started classes at the Beijing Film Academy, and 35 years since The Yellow Earth, directed by Chen Kaige and photographed by Zhang Yimou, changed the face of filmmaking in the country. The Chinese film industry has modernised so quickly that the innovations this disparate group brought to filmmaking in the country, and the courage they showed in the face of censorship by the state authorities, has been all but forgotten. A…

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