Chen Kaige’s King of the Children, based on the novel by Ah Cheng, was made at Xi’an Studio, 1987. Chen’s renowned first film, Yellow Earth, contains beautiful visuals evoking Chinese painting. The film is a multilayered examination of the effect of China’s feudal culture and modern revolution on the peasant class. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
Film director Chen Kaige became the first member of the so-called Fifth Generation of Chinese film directors to win