FILMS

 

FEMALE DIRECTORS
女导演
Nü daoyan

Directed by Yang Mingming
2012, 43 min, digital.
In Chinese with English subtitles.

《女导演》剧照02

 

Two brilliant young women, art school graduates with deliciously profane vocabularies and supreme confidence, talk sex, cinema, and power, as they wield their shared video camera like a scalpel. Yang Mingming’s superb debut is hilarious, moving, and subversive: is it documentary or fiction, or something new that violates both modes with gleeful abandon?

Producer:
Yang Chao

Production company:
Beijing Trend Cultural Investment

Screenplay:
Yang Mingming

Cinematography:
Yang Mingming, Guo Yue

Editor:
Yang Mingming

Cast:
Yang Mingming (Ah Ming), Guo Yue (Yueyue)

I have a physiological and psychological need to shoot independent films. 

The current atmosphere for creating art films and independent films in China is quite good, and there are a great number of possible topics. I don’t tell stories anymore, and hope that my works, like our lives, embody a great deal of trouble and anger. 

I don’t believe that the goal of my work is to attend large international film festivals. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve already given up the possibility of distribution and profit, at least for the moment.

-Xu Ruotao (Yumen)

CINEMA ON THE EDGE