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

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

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