Following the Reformation and the Opening, the relaxed environment offers directors a larger space, cinematographic creation in the fields of the expression of life and human nature reaches an unprecedented dimension. With “Terre Jaune”, the fifth generation of directors is born, films are awarded at international festivals, cinema goes for the first time in history to meet the world. A visit to the best of films from fmovies now.
- In 1987, “Le sorgho rouge” won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival at the same time as the entertaining commercial films appeared. Chinese cinema then begins to think and reposition the boundary between commerce and art, between culture and entertainment.
- In the 1980s Hong Kong found a balance between commercial and artistic production, the film industry at its peak gave birth to a large number of directors and stars. As for the directors of Taiwan at the time, they set out to shoot realistic films. At the end of the 1980s, “A City of Sadness” by Hou Xiaoxian won the Golden Lion at the Venice Festival the Taiwanese film production began to attract the attention of foreigners.
Rich and sparkling
With its entry into the market economy, Chinese cinema took a new turn, in 1994 the influence of blockbuster marked it deeply. New directors like Feng Xiaoguang, Jia Zhangke, Lu Chuan are constantly emerging, with different narrative styles they enrich this market. The construction of cinemas, the price of seats, the trends of stars are all new themes.
In Hong Kong, cinema people are becoming internationally known, a large number of talents are gradually expatriating: John Woo, Jet Li is employed by Hollywood. Chow Yun-Fat, Stephen Chow, Jackie Chan are box office stars. As for the directors, apart from the popular Wong Kar Wai and Jing Wong, these years bear witness to the rise in strength of Chen Guo, Derek Tung-Sing Yee or Tsui Hark. However, after the 2000s, the splendor of Hong Kong cinema experienced a rapid decline, apart from a few exceptional films made occasionally there is no longer a masterpiece.
In 1993 new talents appeared in Taiwan, the directors of “the second wave”: Ang Li, Cai Mingliang and Lai Shengchuan. Ang Li winner of four Oscars “Tigers and Dragons” once again marks the worldwide success of Gongfu films.
“The First” Of Chinese Cinema
First film projection in China: on August 11, 1896, French merchants projected in Shanghai, in the You Yicun Tea House in Xuyuan, “Western moving images”.
Production of the first Chinese film: in the fall of 1905 collaboration between the Fengtai House of Photography and the famous Peking Opera actor Tan Xinpei on the occasion of the shooting of passages from the Peking Opera “Mount Dingjun”. This documentary marks the official birth of Chinese cinema.
A first cinema hall in China: in 1907, the first cinema hall of the Pingan Cinematographic Company was built in Beijing, rue Changan, managed by foreigners.
A first production company in China: in 1909 the American Bulasiji, which has long coveted Shanghai land of wealth, created the Asian Image Society in Shanghai on the street of Hong Kong. It is the first film production company in China.
First Chinese speaking film: on March 15, 1931, is screened “Red Peony Singer”, the first speaking film produced by the Star company, lapan recording techniques are used.
The first Chinese art film is awarded abroad: in 1956 the puppet film “Divine feather” was awarded the first prize in the Youth film and entertainment category at the eighth edition of the International Youth Film Festival.