《黄土地》is the famous work directed by Chen Kaige, and also marks the real rise of the fifth generation of directors in the film industry.《黄土地》Adapted from Ke Lan's prose《空谷回声》, it tells the story of Gu Qing, a literary and art worker from the Eighth Route Army, from Yan'an to the mountains in the northwest. Gu Qing borrowed from a poor peasant's family. The daughter of this family, Cui Qiao, had a baby girl because she was buried by her mother and a younger brother. The new life information brought by Gu Qing has made the life of Cui Qiao calm and waved, which has aroused her new vision of future life. Cui Qiao’s father was kind and ignorant, and he wanted Cui Qiao to marry in April. Gu Qing eventually left, the old man sent off for Gu Qing, but sang a song about the fate of the woman: Cui Qiao fled the husband's house on the wedding night and drove the boat to the Yellow River. On the river, it was rolling, and the boat had disappeared. Two months later, Gu Qing went to the countryside again, only to see the serene and deep Yellow River still slowly flowing eastward.
《黄土地》Impressed with its unique and expressive film styling. The camera took a motionless shot of the large, rushing loess, which was quiet, thick and steady, but suffocating. Large swaths of loess accounted for most of the film's space, and the characters in the film were placed in a small corner of the picture, conveying a limited living space in which people, such as ants, live alive. In the film, "Yellow Land" surpassed Gu Qing and Cui Qiao and became the absolute protagonist. The loessy land is weak and sparse, but it has nurtured hundreds of millions of people; the terrain is soothing and soothing, but it reveals a kind of warmth; without edges and corners, it has a deep inner strength; the desolate desert has nurtured a splendid Chinese civilization. As the main image of the film, the yellow land shows the masculinity of the man in the broad and innocent, and also brings the audience endless thinking.
这部电影深刻影响了第五代导演早期电影的叙事倾向和风格。拍摄结束后，奖项很多。重要奖项包括1985年第五届中国电影金鸡奖最佳摄影奖，第七届（亚洲，非洲和拉丁美洲）三大电影节摄影奖，以及第29届伦敦国际电影节。 “Satlan Cup”电影奖在瑞士第38届洛迦诺国际电影节上获得银豹奖，并被英文版《亚洲周刊》评为过去25年来亚洲最佳电影。