5th generation


Zhang Yimous Shadow: An Elegant Merging of Wuxia and Film Noir

Zhang Yimou's 'Shadow': An Elegant Merging of Wuxia and Film Noir

He emerged in the 1980s with other 5th Generation directors like Chen Kaige and Tian Zhuangzhuang His films critiqued the oppressive structures of Chinese society and the men and women who fell victim to it After dramas like Ju Dou and Raise the Red Lantern, he turned to Wuxia movies in the 2000s after the[...]