Critiquing the Post Isolationist Chinese Youth Film [DCCFF 2017]

As China adjusted to post-isolationism in the 1980s, radical new societal narratives emerged and the role of youth during this metamorphosis became prominent in mainstream culture and academic debate. In tandem, the last two decades […]

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on Sep, 10 · in Features
Summer Palace (China, 2006)

Summer Palace (China, 2006)

A heady combination of political discontent, tortured relationships and shattered idealism, Lou Ye’s fiercely compelling Summer Palace is one of the landmark films of China’s Sixth Generation. Banned on the mainland, with the director forbidden […]

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on Apr, 27 · in Reviews
So Close to Paradise (China, 1998)

So Close to Paradise (China, 1998)

My current research project as Lecturer in Film Studies at Nanjing University is a study of the cinema of Lou Ye, the Sixth Generation Chinese filmmaker whose credits consist of Weekend Lover (1995), Suzhou River […]

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on Jan, 20 · in Reviews

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