Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema by Qi Wang

By Qi Wang

Memory, Subjectivity and self sustaining chinese language Cinema offers a traditionally knowledgeable exam of self reliant relocating picture works made among 1990 and 2010 in China. Showcasing an evolving own mode of narrating reminiscence, documenting fact, and inscribing subjectivity in over 16 chosen works that diversity from narrative movie and documentary to experimental video and electronic media (even together with a multimedia avant-garde play), this publication offers a provocative portrait of the self sufficient filmmakers as a notably pained but lively staff of ancient topics of the transitional, post-socialist period. via a attached research of cultural and cinematic options together with historic cognizance, own reminiscence, narrative, functionality, subjectivity, spatiality, and the physique, Wang weaves a serious narrative of the formation of a distinct post-socialist cultural awareness that allows self reliant cinema and media to develop into a hugely major and potent conduit for ancient considering in modern China.

Covering administrators comparable to Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Jia Zhangke, Jiang Wen, Lou Ye, Meng Jinghui, Wang Bing, Wang Guangli, Duan Jinchuan, Cui Zi'en, Shi Tou, and Tang Danhong, this booklet is key analyzing for all scholars and students in chinese language film.

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Yang Yanjin, 1981) and the banned Bitter Love (aka Portrait of a Fanatic, Kulian, dir. Peng Ning, 1981) are all prominent examples in point to various degrees. 28 â•… In this light, it is interesting to see that subjectivity already drew the attention of Chinese cinema scholars in the eighties and nineties. 30 In the films of the late seventies and early eighties following the end of the Cultural Revolution, there seemed to be a brief moment of heightened subjectivity in examples such as On the Narrow Street and Bitter Love.

More indicative of their criticism of the past and their suspicion (although not without hope) of the future are perhaps the ambiguous endings. On the Narrow Street concludes with three possibilities resulting from the blinded protagonist’s search for his lost love: he finds her and she has become corrupt and disillusioned; he finds her in her old house and they are reunited after a small misunderstanding; they run into each other on a train. Each of these endings is framed as his imagination, with no guidance or aid from a higher Party power, and the protagonist directly addresses the audience, inviting them to imagine the ending each according to his own life experience.

Both films use flashbacks and subjective narration to contemplate the damage inflicted by the Cultural Revolution from a personal perspective. More indicative of their criticism of the past and their suspicion (although not without hope) of the future are perhaps the ambiguous endings. On the Narrow Street concludes with three possibilities resulting from the blinded protagonist’s search for his lost love: he finds her and she has become corrupt and disillusioned; he finds her in her old house and they are reunited after a small misunderstanding; they run into each other on a train.

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