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    Memory Mash

    Favs/dislikes: 12:1. Nebulous collection of films I found personally valuable. So far I have not disciplined enough to make something more rigourous, this so I don’t forget these. If I ever put out another selection of ‘favourite films’, it will be a refined subset of this list. Completely unranked! For the time being I am not removing old additions that I have changed my perspective on. Missing from IMDB: Passages (2006) - http://www.jonjost.altervista.org/work/passages.html Rant (2006) - http://www.jonjost.altervista.org/work/rant.html April 1990 - Video I shot of my typical day of a high school student (2015) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l06KEWCcnQE Parallel I-IV (2014) - https://letterboxd.com/film/parallel-i-iv/ Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind (2015) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_Action_to_Unseat_the_Hold_of_Monkey_Mind Participation (1971) - https://letterboxd.com/film/participation/ Reminiscence (1974) - https://letterboxd.com/film/reminiscence-1974/ The Commission (1983) - https://letterboxd.com/film/the-commision/ Good Morning, Mr. Orwell (1984) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Morning,_Mr._Orwell Regarding Beauty (1960-1999) - NO LINK Infermental 1-10 (1980-1991) - http://www.infermental.de/ Siberian Diary - Days At Apanas (2003) - http://www.michaelpilz.at/films/siberiandiary/ Straight Outta Frayser (2006) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uruwKzOIevY All That Glitters is a Mares Nest (1990-1995... ?) - https://letterboxd.com/film/all-that-glitters-is-a-maresnest/ The demon living here in Rashômon fled in fear of the ferocity of man.
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    5th Generation Project

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. All films I have seen in my exploration of the 5th Generation, the most influential cohort of mainland Chinese filmmakers. ------------------ 1 - Directors from Beijing Film Academy Class of 1982 1a. Director course (1-116) Chen Kaige (16), Tian Zhuangzhuang (15), Wu Ziniu (12), Zhang Jianya* (11), Li Shaohong (10), Peng Xiaolian (9), Xia Gang (8), Zhang Junzhao (7), Hu Mei (6), Liu Miaomiao (6), Jin Tao (5), Xie Xiaojing* (4), Cui Xiaoqin* (4), Li Xiaojun* (2), Jiang Weihe (2), Jiang Haiyang (2), Zhou Wei (1), Bai Hong (1), Ying Qi (1), Li Shaoxu (1), Li Ziyu (1), Zhao Jin (1) 1b. Cinematographer course (117-178) Zhang Yimou (23), Lu Yue (7), Xiao Feng (6), Gu Changwei (6), Zhang Li (4), Mu Deyuan (3), Hou Yong (3), Liang Ming* (2), Sun Cheng (2), Wang Xiaolie (2), Xing Shumin (1), Wang Lianping (1), Shen Xinghao (1), Zhi Lei (1), Zhao Fei (1) 1c. Art department course (179-217) Huo Jianqi (12), Feng Xiaoning (11), He Qun (6), Yin Li (4), Zhang Bingjian (2), Liu Yichuan (1), Li Jingsong (1), Jiang Xiaozhen (1), Shi Jiandu (1) 1d. Sound design course (218-226) Ning Ying (9) 1e. Acting course (227-231) Chen Guoxing* (5), Jia Dongshuo (1) 1f. Animation course (232-249) Ai Weiwei (12), Hu Yihong (3), Chen Sanwei (1), Li Geng (1), Zhang Xiaoan (1) 2 - Other Directors 2a. Associated figures who directed in the core period (250-310) Huang Jianxin (13), Zhou Xiaowen (10), Sun Zhou (9), He Ping (8), Dai Sijie (4), Mai Lisi & Sai Fu (4), Ye Daying (4), Zhang Zeming (3), Yang Fengliang* (3), Han Sanping** (2), Chen Lizhou (2), Xie Hong (1), Chen Guojun (1), Weng Luming (1), Chen Lu** (1), Shi Chengfeng** (1), Guo Fangfang** (1) 2b. Associated figures who didn’t direct until after the core period (311-343) Feng Xiaogang (18), Yang Yazhou* (7), Jiang Wen (6), Wang Xingjun (1), Wang Shuo (1), Zheng Xiaolong (1), Zhang Rui (1), Jiang Hao** (1), Liu Baolin** (1) 3 - One-off films related to the movement 3a. Related narrative films (344-345) 1. The Last Emperor (1987, Bernardo Bertolucci) 2. Buddha’s Lock (1987, Yim Ho) 3b. Documentaries about the Fifth Generation movement or specific Fifth Generation films (346-347) 1. New Chinese Cinema (1989, Tony Rayns) 2. A New Appreciation of Chinese Cinema: Tony Rayns on Red Sorghum (2018, Gu Pengyuan) —— * at least one film in this list from this director appears in another section due to having multiple 5th gen directors ** all films shown in this list are co-directed by another list director, so this director doesn’t have their own section —— Information on this list about directors is more trustworthy than the info on IMDb. If you’re wondering why a director is absent, it’s likely because they are actually a fourth generation director.
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    Zhang Lu feature filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0.
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