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“China Through the Looking Glass” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan is currently showing an exhibit called “China Through the Looking Glass,” which runs until September 7, 2015. It takes up space on three floors (including the Anna Wintour Costume Center) and offers dozens of outfits and costumes by famous designers based on Chinese motifs and inspirations, along with other art objects (vases, sculptures, installations) and other commercial objects (e.g., perfumes). 2,825 more words


Raise the red lantern - bộ phim không có mùa xuân.

Mở đầu một bộ phim gây ám ảnh là một khuôn hình đầy ám ảnh. Chắc không cần nói nhiều về Củng Lợi – một nữ diễn viên dường như đã học được thuật dịch dung để có thể biến hoá vào bất cứ nhân vật nào được giao. 1,110 more words


Two films by Chen Kaige: Life on a String (1991) & Temptress Moon (1996)

Let’s talk a little about Chen Kaige, instrumental director for the advent of the Chinese New Wave, the so-called Fifth Generation which I previously wrote about here… 1,176 more words


十面埋伏 [House of Flying Daggers] (2004)


Zhang Yimou’s painterly aesthetic ensures his movies are never less than majestic to look at, whatever genre he’s working in, but as a Wuxia film… 92 more words

Film Reviews

"Raise the Red Lantern" (Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà)

Directed by Zhang Yimou Raise the Red Lantern was released in 1991 and, despite censorship and a rough reception at home, was warmly welcomed in the West (Yimou received a Silver Lion for best director at the… 584 more words


"Raise The Red Lantern" (1991)

Haunting. That’s the one word I would use to describe Raise the Red Lantern, a Chinese period piece showcasing a very unfortunate circumstance borne from the traditions of the time. 519 more words