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
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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, 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
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