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Need 5th Generation Chinese Films Here

by DonBurton
Need 5th Generation Chinese Films Here by DonBurton
The early films of the 5th Generation Chinese Filmmakers reflect a unique collection of work from directors, some of whom have gone on to make more “globally” mainstream films. But these early and middle works are fresh, beautifully experimental and like nothing I’ve seen before. The films from the early years (80’s and early 90’s) are SO hard to find on DVD with English subtitles and if found they are usually transferred from a faded print (which was sometimes transferred to tape a few times before it was transferred to DVD with tape glitches and all). I’d love to know who is working on getting these films restored and seen to the world.… Read more

The early films of the 5th Generation Chinese Filmmakers reflect a unique collection of work from directors, some of whom have gone on to make more “globally” mainstream films. But these early and middle works are fresh, beautifully experimental and like nothing I’ve seen before. The films from the early years (80’s and early 90’s) are SO hard to find on DVD with English subtitles and if found they are usually transferred from a faded print (which was sometimes transferred to tape a few times before it was transferred to DVD with tape glitches and all). I’d love to know who is working on getting these films restored and seen to the world. AMAZING WORK.

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