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Yang and Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema

Synopsis
Film director Stanley Kwan traces the evolution of his identity as a gay man through the films he grew up with, demonstrating that Chinese cinema (from Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China) has dealt with questions of gender and sexuality more frankly and more provocatively than any other national cinema. Examples shows how issues of sexual identity have always been at the forefront of Chinese films. Includes interviews with directors John Woo, Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark and Ang Lee and clips from some 45 Chinese films.
Series
Century of Cinema, The: Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; VHS Out of Distribution
Year of production
1996
Notes
Now available online through BFI Player.
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
cinema - China; gender representation; history of cinema

Online availability

URI
https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/film/watch-yang-yin-gender-in-chinese-cinema-1997-online
Price
£2.50 (hire)
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Stanley Kwan
Contributor
Bob Last; Colin McCabe; Edward Lam

Production Company

Name

Creation Workshop

Sponsor

Name

BFI Television

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
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Distributor (Hire)

Name

BFI Video

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