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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