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Film program

House of flying daggers

Production still from House of Flying Daggers (Shi Mian Mai Fu) 2004 | Director: Zhang Yimou | Image courtesy: British Film Institute, Universal Pictures

House of flying daggers 

Production still from House of Flying Daggers (Shi Mian Mai Fu) 2004
Director: Zhang Yimou
Image courtesy: British Film Institute, Universal Pictures

Three Chinese Directors: Xie Jin, Zhang Yimou, Jia Zhang-ke

28 March – 28 June 2009

To accompany 'The China Project' an exhibition including three decades of contemporary Chinese art from the Gallery's Collection, the Australian Cinémathèque profiles three filmmakers whose work defines the key transitions in the emergence of a vibrant and hugely successful contemporary Chinese cinema.

Highlights of the program will include 24 City 2008, the latest release from internationally acclaimed 6th generation director Jia Zhang-ke, who won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2006 with his feature Still Life. In addition, 5th generation director Zhang Yimou’s signature use of saturated colour will fill the big screen in his epic tales Hero 2002 and Raise the Red Lantern 1991, as well as the much celebrated senior director Xie Jin, whose classic Stage Sisters 1965 considers the changing role of women in twentieth-century China.

For full program details, visit the Australian Cinémathèque.