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Fourth Generation master Xie Fei — who as a professor at the Beijing Film Academy
taught such leading filmmakers as Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou and Jia Zhangke — is
joined by Fu Hongxing, Director of the China Film Archive, to introduce our screenings
of two of his greatest films.
- The Women from the Lake of Scented Souls
Winner of the Golden Bear at the 1993 Berlin Film Festival, director Xie Fei's exquisitely detailed period drama marries the relatively straightforward style of the Fourth Generation "scar films" with the ravishing landscapes and dense, visually rich cinematic language of the celebrated Fifth Generation filmmakers.