All posts tagged: Chinese Cinema

The New World System

It is surely worth remarking that new movies by Wong Karwai and Hou Hsiao-hsien, China’s two leading auteurs, were released stateside on the same April weekend. The remark that springs to mind is: where’s China?

Hero

When Zhang Yimou’s Hero was first released in China in 2002, even though the dazzling beauty of its martial-arts scenes did create a sensation, many viewers were angered by what they believed to be the film’s political stand—a justification of despotism in the history of China.