A still from Zhang Yimou’s directorial debut Red Sorghum (1988).

How China’s Fifth Generation filmmakers defied censorship and criticism to break new ground

  • New ways of storytelling and rich political allegories were the innovations that this new breed of maverick directors introduced
  • Bold in abstraction and symbolism, their films relied on images rather than dialogue for expression
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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A still from Zhang Yimou’s directorial debut Red Sorghum (1988).
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A still from 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of several restored classics screening at the 2019 Hong Kong International Film Festival.

Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019: the films you shouldn’t miss

  • Subjects include drugs in Colombia to free climbing in Yosemite, first world war footage in colour to a documentary about Alien
  • Other films are about a footballer who loses his skill and a documentary about Alexander McQueen
Topic |   Hong Kong International Film Festival

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A still from 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of several restored classics screening at the 2019 Hong Kong International Film Festival.
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