Tags » Zhang Yimou

红高粱 [Red Sorghum] (1987)


One of cinema’s greatest aesthetes, Zhang Yimou’s first feature film showcases the director’s eye as fully-formed from the start. Red Sorghum begins as a sumptuously-shot fable, with Yimou’s muse and leading lady, Gong Li, being married off to a leprous winery-owner by her poverty-stricken parents in 1920s China. 235 more words

Film Reviews

'Jason Bourne' Set For August Release in China

“Jason Bourne” is set to get a theatrical release in China on Aug 23. It will be only the second film in the “Bourne” franchise to open in China. 247 more words


China: Along the Tea Horse Road (PHOTOS)

In Yunnan province, visitors can still step back into the Ming dynasty.

On the dashboard of our van, a solar-powered Tibetan prayer wheel spins continuously as we make our way through the bumpy roads linking… 240 more words


HERO is a combination of my personal feeling and the commercialism. – Zhang Yimou http://ift.tt/1shaYDJ

Zhang Yimou

Wuxia is a fantasy world exists in everyone’s mind. – Zhang Yimou http://ift.tt/1NHGHHZ

Zhang Yimou

Raise the Red Lantern - Review


It quite saddens me to say that out of recent note I’ve fallen out of love with the films of Zhang Yimou primarily because knowing what he was capable of when he was at the top of his game yet lately it seems as if he’s sunken down to levels of melodrama that just don’t very much ring towards my sensibilities. 865 more words

Film Reviews

Coming Home

He’s been much less prolific in the last decade, but I’ve been a big supporter of the work of Chinese director Zhang Yimou for a quarter of a century. 504 more words