Chinese Female Directors

Extensive guide to East/Southeast Asian women directors. (in progress)

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The Cultural Revolution prevented women directors of the Fourth Generation from pursuing their film-making careers until the late 1970s. By that time they were around forty years old. Younger women directors (the Fifth Generation) who embarked on film-making in the 1980s were mostly educated in the directing department of Beijing Film Academy. The development of women’s film-making in these crucial years was contemporaneous with the general renaissance of Chinese cinema. - source

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  • Childhood Friends
  • Forever Young
  • Woman Demon Human
  • A Soul Haunted by Painting
  • The Herdsman
  • A Border-Crossing Operation
  • Mainland Prostitute
  • I Have My Daddy, Too
  • Hi Frank!
  • The Story of Liubao
  • The Eternal Wave
  • Locust Tree Village
  • Sentinels Under the Neon Lights
  • The East Is Red
  • A Blade of Grass on the Kunlun Mountains
  • Beacon of Youth
  • Gui shu
  • Jin lu
  • Ming gu niang
  • Xiang si nü zi ke dian
  • Nu huang ling xia de feng liu niang men
  • Army Nurse
  • Far from War
  • Hit Without Gun
  • Coming Back to Xiamen
  • 江湖八面风
  • On the Other Side of the Bridge
  • Confucius
  • Enter the Forbidden City
  • The Story of the Stone
  • Sacrificed Youth
  • Good Morning Beijing
  • A Yunnan Story
  • The Drive to Win
  • Death of a Beauty
  • Romance of an Orphan Girl
  • Dance Craze of the West
  • Drummer from the Hus Yan Mountains
  • Gobi Visitors
  • Happiness Ave
  • The Case of the Silver Snake
  • Bloody Morning
  • Family Portrait
  • The Red Suit
  • Blush
  • Baober in Love
  • Stolen Life
  • The Door
  • A City Called Macau
  • Someone Loves Just Me
  • For Fun
  • On the Beat
  • Duling - Turin
  • I Love Beijing
  • Railroad of Hope
  • Perpetual Motion
  • The Double Life
  • Unwordly
  • Kung Fu Hero
  • To Live and Die in Ordos
  • Romance Out Of The Blue
  • Meet Mr Toilet
  • Sour Death Balls
  • Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien
  • The Living Museum
  • In the Realms of the Unreal
  • Ping Pong Playa
  • Protagonist
  • Last Call at the Oasis
  • Misconception
  • Foreveryone.net
  • Maria Bamford: Old Baby
  • Women's Story
  • Once Upon a Time in Shanghai
  • Keke's Magic Umbrella
  • Red Persimmons
  • Shanghai Women
  • Shanghai Story
  • Shanghai Rumba
  • Storm Under the Sun
  • English
  • Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl
  • Autumn in New York
  • Shanghai Strangers
  • Tutor
  • Curse of Lola
  • My Belle Boss
  • China Gold Rush
  • Mama's Gold: The Orphans of Shangri-La
  • Golden Lotus: The Legacy of Bound Feet
  • Happy Birthday Liz
  • Digital Stone Exhibition
  • C/O Butterfly - A Rhapsody of the Womb
  • Red Farewell
  • A Child: Autistic Challenge for China
  • Quest of the Sage
  • Shadow Magic
  • The Beauty Remains
  • Confetti
  • Fish and Elephant