Raise the Red Lantern
Drama • 1991 • 2 hr 5 min
My favourite work from the star and the director. Sumptuous high drama, a devastating conclusion, and amazing food (an actual plot point!)
A character with so much soul. So disaffected, but then develops a great amount of care for those who don’t care for her.
an astounding perspective is acheived in this window into another world packed with history & heart wrenching drama
Amazing aesthetics, touching yet somehow disturbing story. The main actress is also fantastic.
One of Zhang's darker, harder hitting pieces from early on in his career. Engaging and unsettling
This is a fantastic movie. Totally riveting and compelling as well. Also, Li Gong is a great actress.
Underrated and fantastic Chinese movie; dark and full of twists.
Very slow yet poignant film that has a ton of good performances in it. Often overlooked, definitely worth a watch
One of my top 5 films of all time. Zhang Yimou's use of color is outstanding!
Slow, but an interesting look at certain social norms in China.
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