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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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Love will tear us apart

Hong Kong, 1999
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EVERLASTING REGRET

China/Hong Kong, 2005
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MIAO MIAO

Hong Kong, Taiwan, 2008

2009
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ROUGE

Hong Kong, 1988
It's 1934, downtown Hong Kong and Fleur, (Anita Mui) an aspiring opera singer turned prostitute is entertaining her special friend" Chan (Leslie Cheung), the languid, pampered, opium-puffing son of a… More »

FULL MOON IN NEW YORK

Hong Kong, 1990
WHERE WOULD a Hunan restaurant run by a Cantonese serve Peking Duck7 Only in New York, so that is where young Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan went to shoot Full Moon In New York, a tale of friendship… More »

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