Ju Dou
Directed by Zhang Yimou

Ju Dou: Constructing Ideological Space

Zhang Yimou’s 1990 film Ju Dou thematically addresses concepts of national identity in modern China. In this video essay, Digging Deeper explores the ways in which Yimou so beautifully weaves his morality play about the powerlessness of individual desire in the face of a Confucian-inspired feudalist society.

 

 

 

Digging Deeper

Videos: 13


Ideology


Romantic Drama