5
黃土地
Yellow Earth
5
黃土地
Yellow Earth
Screening
31 August, Friday - 8:00 PM
Venue
Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore

In the spring of 1939, an idealistic communist soldier takes to the Chinese countryside on a mission to collect spirited folk songs from the people. However, he soon discovers that these peasants don’t sing songs of joy but ballads that are telling of their toiling existence. Though he returns to the army, his speech on freedom makes a powerful impact on a young girl who dreams of crafting a new future.

The directorial debut of renowned Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige and a landmark film for the “Fifth Generation” of Chinese filmmakers, Yellow Earth has been dubbed as the first ‘modern’ film of Chinese cinema.

Director
Chen Kaige
Year of Release
1984
Subject
Drama
Language
Mandarin with English Subtitles
Runtime
89 mins
Rating
PG
Advisory
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