Michelangelo Antonioni (left) in Tiananmen Square during the making of Chung Kuo, Cina (1972). Michelangelo Antonioni (left) in Tiananmen Square during the making of Chung Kuo, Cina (1972).
Michelangelo Antonioni (left) in Tiananmen Square during the making of Chung Kuo, Cina (1972).
Asian cinema

Chung Kuo, revisited: how Antonioni’s 1972 documentary on communist China was unfairly attacked – and finally vindicated

  • The Italian director was invited by the Chinese government in 1972 to make a film singing the praises of the communist revolution
  • His film was banned in China for 40 years and is the subject of a new Chinese documentary, Seeking Chung Kuo, that talked to people from the original film

Topic |   Asian cinema
Michelangelo Antonioni (left) in Tiananmen Square during the making of Chung Kuo, Cina (1972). Michelangelo Antonioni (left) in Tiananmen Square during the making of Chung Kuo, Cina (1972).
Michelangelo Antonioni (left) in Tiananmen Square during the making of Chung Kuo, Cina (1972).
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