Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (男生女相:华语电影之性別) (1996)

26th June 2022
Sunday 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Description:

Director: Stanley Kwan
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: Hong Kong, UK
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, English with English subtitles
Rating: M18

Synopsis
Commissioned by the British Film Institute as part of their ‘Century of Cinema’ series, Stanley Kwan approaches the Chinese cinematic tradition with a queer sensibility in this unusual documentary. Contextualising and historicising queer cultural practices within a broad array of films from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Stanley Kwan provocatively examines issues of gender and sexuality through interviews with directors Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Tsai Ming-Liang, Ang Lee and Tsui Hark. Negotiating between the personal and collective, Kwan takes his sexuality and familial history as a springboard to explore the deeper homoerotic undertones of Chinese cinema.

Yang ± Yin is a pivotal product of Kwan’s career wherein he publicly declared his sexuality and became the first openly gay auteur to represent the community in Sinophone cinema.


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