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November 14: Happy Birthday Zhang Yimou and Olga Kurylenko

Today we have a pair of international headliners.

Zhang Yimou  turns 65 today.  He was one of the first class of students admitted to the Beijing Film Academy when it reopened in 1978 (after having been closed during the Cultural Revolution).  1,087 more words

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Moving pictures, #57

Managed to tick a few off the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list this time.

Down by Law*, Jim Jarmusch (1986, USA). 1,828 more words

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Red Sorghum (1987)

China 95m, Colour
Director: Zhang Yimou; Cast: Gong Li, Jiang Wen, Teng Rujun, Ji Chunhua

Presented as a rural folk tale about collective labour, Red Sorghum is a story told by the grandson of a young woman who was sold by her family into marriage. 55 more words

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The Great Wall Trailer

Matt Damon heads over the “The Great Wall of China” to battle as Universal Pictures and Legendary present the new trailer for The Great Wall… 196 more words

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It's Matt Damon Vs Chinese Monsters in Stunning New 'The Great Wall' Trailer

Universal and Legendary Pictures have released a brand new trailer for The Great Wall after making its debut at the New York Comic Con event this year. 244 more words

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New trailer for The Great Wall premieres at Comic Con -- watch

In the 15th century, the Great Wall of China faced a threat far greater than those stupid Mongolians. At least, that’s the premise of Zhang Yimou’s… 67 more words

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