Chen Yifei, recognized as one of the most famous oil painters in China and whose works were among the earliest of their type to be exhibited and sold in Western countries, was born in 1946 in Ningbo, Zhejiang.
In 1965, he graduated from the Shanghai Art Training School and began focusing on oil pa
Claire Denis makes films with little dialogue but lots of plot, so to speak, telling stories that drift instead of drive, eager to elide narrative. This is not to say her films lack coherence. Rather, their elliptical structure refuses "easy" digestion or dismissal.
Born in Paris but raised in Afr
My films are intended as polemical statements against the American 'barrel down' cinema and its dis-empowerment of the spectator. They are an appeal for a cinema of insistent questions instead of false (because too quick) answers, for clarifying distance in place of violating closeness, for provocati
It was only a matter of time before Chen Kaige, the child of a film director and an actress, pissed off the authorities in China. His fascination with sex, opium, costumes, and the individual in society exposed him as a romantic and a maverick. Chen's characters burst at the seams with personality. P