Yang & Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema


1h 20m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Focusing primarily on homosexuality, gender-bending symbolism, father figures, and man-to-man combat in Hong Kong cinema, director Stanley Kwan presents his personal view on a cinematic tradition obsessed with male posturing, as he takes on issues of family, brutality and sexuality within a cultural

Film Details

Also Known As
Century of Cinema, The
Release Date
1996
Production Company
British Film Institute

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Synopsis

Focusing primarily on homosexuality, gender-bending symbolism, father figures, and man-to-man combat in Hong Kong cinema, director Stanley Kwan presents his personal view on a cinematic tradition obsessed with male posturing, as he takes on issues of family, brutality and sexuality within a cultural context.

Film Details

Also Known As
Century of Cinema, The
Release Date
1996
Production Company
British Film Institute

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

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Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States August 1997

Released in United States June 1998

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States March 1997

Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival March 13-27, 1997.

Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 4-14, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 17-27, 1999.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Window on Cinema: 100+1) August 29 - September 9, 1996.

"The Century of Cinema" is a series of personal documentaries commissioned by the BFI to celebrate the centenary of film. For this series, some of the world's leading filmmakers were invited to provide individual interpretations of the history and development of cinema in their countries. The result is a fascinating look at highly disparate national cinemas and 100 years of film around the globe.

The participating filmmakers include: Martin Scorsese & Michael Henry Wilson (USA), George Miller (Australia), Stephen Frears & Mike Dibb (England), Shu Kei (China), Edgar Reitz (Germany), Mrinal Sen (India), Donald Taylor Black (Ireland), Bernardo Bertolucci & Enrico Ghezze (Italy), Nagisa Oshima (Japan), Jang Sun-woo (Korea), Nelson Pereira dos Santos (Latin America), Sam Neill & Julie Rymer (New Zealand).

The participating filmmakers include: Mohamed Tazi (North Africa), Pavel Lozinski (Poland), Stig Bjorkman (Scandinavia), Jean Pierre Bekolo (Sub-Saharan Africa), Sergei Selyanov (USSR/CIS), and others.

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Window on Cinema: 100+1) August 29 - September 9, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.)

Released in United States March 1997 (Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival March 13-27, 1997.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 4-14, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 17-27, 1999.)

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown in Los Angeles (James Bridges Theater) as part of program "Electric Shadows '97: A Pan-Asian Film Festival" August 1997.)