This chapter is very straightforward in simply presenting ‘Chinese cinemas’ – Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the diaspora.
It offers some historical background and identifies key filmmakers and films. Chinese cinemas are not well-known in the West and they are going to become much more important over the next few years.
Films discussed in some detail in the chapter include the following:
Woman Basketball Player No. 5 (China 1957)
Two Stage Sisters (China 1964)
The Legend of Tianyun Mountain (China 1981)
Café Lumière (Taiwan-Japan 2003)
The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (HK-China 2006)
24 City (China-Japan-France 2008)
A Simple Life (HK 2011)
The directors featured in this chapter include:
Or you can simply browse the Chinese Cinema category