Book by screenwriter and film professor Ni Zhen recounting the history of the Beijing Film Academy. Ni Zhen details the origins of the academy in the wake of China's Cultural Revolution and his work with directors such as Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou, who created such films as Red Sorghum, Farewell My Concubine, Yellow Earth, and Raise the Red Lantern. Ni Zhen offers a challenge to postcolonial critics who have viewed the Fifth Generation filmmakers as exporters of exotic Chinese imagery to the West, arguing instead for the diversity of a collection of directors, cinematographers and production designers who graduated from the academy in 1982 and went on to be influential in Chinese cinema.

Item number 27652
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Dimensions Standard
Language English
Country of origin China
Related people Ni Zhen (Author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection