Director/Scrrenwriter: Yang Fudong
This sensual and poetic five-part series contemporizes a popular Chinese legend of seven ancient intellectuals who survived the tumultuous transition between the Wei and Jin dynasties by finding an indulgent refuge in pure thought and
bacchanalian delights within a bamboo forest. Yang’s affluent intellectuals begin atop the breathtakingly picturesque Yellow Mountain in Part 1, travel sexualized interior corridors of the city in Part 2, experience an earthy rural life in Part 3, invent a new world on a deserted island in Part 4, and finally return to the city, integrating their experiences to take on
the new urban challenge, in Part 5.