Yang + Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema
by Stanley Kwan
Hong Kong, China
Director: Stanley Kwan
Script: Edward Lam
Cinematographer: Christopher Doyle
Editing: Maurice Lee
Sound: Vincent Fong, Chan Hon Bong
Music: Yo Yo Yu
Production: Kwan's Creative Workshop Ltd.
Sales: Arte France
35 mm, Colour, 79 min, French Version
In 1995, at the occasion of the celebration of the centenary of cinema, the British Film Institute offers Stanley Kwan to direct a documentary which becomes a daring film about the place and representation of sex in Chinese cinema (continental China, Hong Kong and Taiwan).
Stanley Kwan alternates interviews of the greatest directors Hou Hsao-hsien, Ang Lee, John Woo, Tsai Ming Liang, Tsui Hark, Edward Yang, Cheng Kaige, actor Lesly Cheung who is no longer, shots of films and conversations with his own family.