Yellow Earth [Huang tu di]

Huang tu di

Directed By: Kaige Chen

August 19, 1984 / Mandarin / 89 min.

A communist soldier is sent to a remote village to collect songs as part of the army’s plan to use regional music to boost the morale of the infantry. This scathing critique of the Communist Party’s abandonment of the rural class, is now one of the most recognizable Chinese films.

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  • 2021 Winter