ITESM Yellow Earth Chinese Cinema Discussion


Yellow Earth (Kaige Chen, 1984, 89 min.)

1.As we learned this week, Yellow Earth (1984) is considered one of the greatest Chinese films of all time. What made this film so great? Please use the technical aspects and narrative to analyze/describe the film.

2.How did the period of openness of the Chinese national style of filmmaking embraced satirical film so satires of the parties wrongdoings or bureaucracy? Given the historic background of Chinese revolution, how does it change the classic editing and film style?