This highly personal film essay demonstrates that Chinese cinema has dealt with questions of gender and sexuality more frankly and provocatively than any other national cinema. Yang ± Yin examines male bonding and phallic imagery in the swordplay and kung fu movies of the ’60s and ’70s; homosexuality; same-sex bonding and physical intimacy; the continuing emphasis on women’s grievances in melodramas; and the phenomenon of Yam Kim-Fai, a Hong Kong actress who spent her life portraying men on and off the screen.
File Name : YangYin_GenderInChineseCinema.avi
File Size : 1042.09 MB
Resolution : 640×480
Duration : 01:19:00
Language: English, Cantonese
Subs: English (hardcoded for the Cantonese parts)