Filmmaker Yang Fudong (b. 1971) has created some of the most staggeringly beautiful works of independent cinema to come out of China. Exquisitely framed and filmed in b&w 35 mm, Yang’s work has an anachronistic feel, combining the lyricism of Chinese scroll painting, with the loose expressiveness of nouvelle vague, all mixed with the stark tableau of Jim Jarmusch whom Yang cites as something of an inspiration.
This exhibition was the first to present an overview of his past works along with the premiere of his new film Seven Chinese Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest, Part II, produced by the Renaissance Society. The front of the poster features a still from that film, while the reverse features a still from 2001’s Backyard: Hey! Sun is rising.
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