An interview with Tian Zhuangzhuang
Author: Cousins, Mark
Source: Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Volume 3, Number 3, 1 November 2009 , pp. 249-258(10)
Abstract:Mark Cousins interviewed Tian Zhuangzhuang in Beijing in March 2008. The interview covers Tian's student days at the Beijing Film Academy, as well as his early forays into filmmaking, and his recent return to directing following the furore that resulted from The Blue Kite (1993). Tian outlines the huge influence of the Cultural Revolution on his own works and those of his fellow students, and gives fascinating insights into the particular challenges that Chinese film-makers have faced throughout the period of Communist rule.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2009
- Journal of Chinese Cinemas is a major refereed academic publication devoted to the study of Chinese film, drawing on the recent world-wide growth of interest in Chinese cinemas. An incredibly diverse range of films has emerged from all parts of the Chinese-speaking world over the last few years, with an ever increasing number of border-crossing collaborative efforts prominent among them. These exciting developments provide abundant ground for academic research.
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