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YANG & YIN: GENDER IN CHINESE CINEMA

UK, 1996 (MIFF 1997, Documentaries)

Director: Stanley Kwan

Stanley Kwan explores his own history - as an eldest son gay man and film director - through the images of sexual identity in Chinese cinema. From the Shanghai classics of the 30s to the work of contemporary Oriental auteurs - Ang Lee, Tsui Hark, John Woo and Hou Hsiao-Hsien - Kwan discovers that gender questions have been prominent in Chinese cinema since its earliest days. A meticulous, engrossing docu­mentary directed by one of China's preeminent visual stylists.

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