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Chinese Film Director Chen Kaige.

Chinese film director Chen Kaige. His latest film is "Farewell My Concubine," a love story about two male actors and a prostitute which takes place over the course of half a century, taking them through the Cultural Revolution (1966-76). Kiage first won international recognition with his debut film, "Yellow Earth." In his latest film, Kaige includes a scene in which the characters betray each other during the Cultural Revolution. Terry will talk with him about his own experiences during the Cultural Revolution when he betrayed his own father, Chen Huaikai. His father is also a film maker and was artistic director of "Farewell My Concubine."


Other segments from the episode on January 19, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 19, 1994: Interview with Pete Hamill; Interview with Chen Kaige; Review of the film "In the Name of the Father."


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