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Movie Review: Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

After about eight years, I have finally watched Curse of the Golden Flower. And it is exactly as I expected: visually bold, heart-achingly beautiful, and tragically poetic. 535 more words

Language: English

Directors Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee Talk Censorship, Hollywood Partnerships at NYU Event

East met east Thursday night in New York as directors Ang Lee and Zhang Yimou took to the stage for an intimate dialogue about their lives and careers, organized by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Beijing-based online video portal LeTV, whose movie arm LeVision Pictures produced Zhang’s latest film, “Coming Home.” 763 more words


Wu Tianming Dies at 74; Shaped Chinese Cinema

“Wu Tianming, a movie director and former studio head known as the godfather of contemporary Chinese cinema for the generation of filmmakers — including Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige — he shepherded to international acclaim, died on March 4 in Beijing. 263 more words

Red lanterns, Zhang Yimou, and Gong Li

In which Teju Cole and I have a conversation about watching Raise the Red Lantern for the fifth or sixth time, and getting lost in Gong Li’s eyes.


Not One Less, A Movie Review

The Plot

Wei Minzhi, a 13-year old girl from a poor family, travels to a remote village to teach at the school. She has not finished high school and has no teaching experience but she is stubborn and her resolve is unwavering. 871 more words

Chinese Culture

China-Hollywood Deal Flow Turns Into Flurry

Recent confirmation that Sony Pictures is backing the next pictures by Chinese directors Chen Kaige and Jiang Wen seems like deja vu.

The company was in business with Jiang, Zhang Yimou and Feng Xiaogang some 15 years ago when Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia was set up in 1999 in Hong Kong to make Chinese-language pictures for a waiting global audience. 1,384 more words