Saturday Fiction (China, 2019) [TIFF 2019]

The prospect of Lou Ye and Gong Li working together should excite anyone who is even remotely interested in contemporary Chinese cinema. With Saturday Fiction, these two titans collaborate for the first time in a […]

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on Sep, 16 · in Reviews

The Power of Zhang Yimou’s Metaphors and Colour Symbolism in Raise the Red Lantern (1991) [DCCFF 2017]

When we speak of Zhang Yimou, a leading light of China’s so-called Fifth Generation of filmmakers, many people immediately conjure up sumptuous imagery from the director’s more commercially successful titles like Red Sorghum (1987), Hero […]

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on Sep, 21 · in Features

Red Sorghum (China, 1987)

Zhang Yimou’s debut feature is a haunting and visually hypnotic tale of lust, love, and how the ravages of war affect rural community. In terms of Zhang’s later work, the narrative of Red Sorghum is […]

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on Jan, 10 · in Reviews

Chinese Box (Hong Kong/USA, 1997)

Chinese Box opens as Hong Kong is due to be handed back to the People’s Republic of China after 150 years of British control. However, the film’s central protagonist, British journalist John Spencer (Jeremy Irons) […]

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on Jan, 13 · in Reviews

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