The Generational Pedigree of Chinese Directors and the Contextual Features of their Works

Abstract

The intergenerational division of Chinese film directors is the product of the formation of specific historical context. For a period of time, the intergenerational division of directors has become the academic category of film scholars. The intergenerational division is not only from the age of the work and the age of the director, but also from the social context of the film works and the development process of market system reform. This paper attempts to clarify the intergenerational context characteristics of Chinese directors' works from their genealogical development.