The retrospective of the 62nd International Exhibition on the Art of Cinema has a very topical theme: Chinese films d'auteur.
[The Venice Biennale. 62nd International Exhibition on the Art of Cinema / The Retrospective] The catalogue, containing critical essays by the major authority on the subject, the director of the exhibition Marco Müller, will include many extraordinarily beautiful images published for the first time. A long section is devoted to an in-depth examination of the features of Chinese cinema, which until 1949, the year of liberation, possessed a powerful national tone and is hence quite unique in the panorama of world cinema. With compelling mastery, the fruit of decades of research, Marco Müller describes and explains through images and texts the history of Asian cinema in general, by comparing different situations that reflect the most salient moments in the history of the Asiatic countries.