Die vornehme Dame Kuo-kuo und ihre Schwestern reiten aus, Li Gonglin (1049-1106)

Beauties on an Outing, Li Gonglin (1049-1106)

丽人行, 北宋李公麟 (1049-1106)

Weintöpfe in Shaoxing in der Provinz Zhejiang, darin fermentiert «Shaoxing-Reiswein»

Wine pots with Shaoxing wine in Shaoxing, Province Zhejiang


Huangshan, den Gelben Bergen, aufgenommen, Provinz Anhui

Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain in Province Anhui


Dorf Zhuge in der Provinz Zhejiang

Zhuge Village in Province Zhejiang


Jiayuguan, ein altes Festung im Westen der Provinz Gansu

Jiayuguan, an old fort in the west of Gansu Province


Chinesische Mauer etwa 150 km von Beijing entfernt

Great Wall,located about 150 kilometers from Beijing


Film series of Zhang Yimou in December at Stadtkino Basel

In December, Stadtkino Basel will dedicate a tribute to the Chinese film director Zhang Yimou. Translated from the film series website of Stadtkino Basel:

“…He is the most successful representative of the so-called Fifth Generation of Chinese cinema, which – grown up during the Cultural Revolution – in the 1980s opened the view to the forgotten film country China. His trademark: an intoxicating color dramaturgy. His themes: as varied as his stylistic approach. From visually stunning historical dramas (Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern), which evoke the beauty and barbarity of patriarchal society in feudal China in the early 20th century, to neo-realistic contemporary films such as The Story of Qiu Ju or Not One Less, to opulent Wuxia epics such as Hero or Shadow – Zhang Yimou has reinvented himself over the 35 years of his career. But his most intimate works are dedicated to the period of the Cultural Revolution.Full of subtle social criticism and deep humanism, To Live, The Road Home or Coming Home tell of the Ten Chaotic Years that have shaped him personally. Almost every stage of his work revolves around life and survival – mostly under adverse conditions. Always strong female figures in the centre, who helped actresses like Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi to world fame. Stadtkino Basel pays homage to the master of modern Chinese cinema and is delighted to present Shadow as a Swiss premiere. …”