The Story of Qiu Ju

The Story of Qiu Ju (秋菊打官司) Director: Zhang Yimou Country: China Year: 1992 “The Story Of Qiu Ju” on Amazon. After seeing such visually elegant films from the director Zhang Yimou like “Ju Dou” and “Raise the Red Lantern”, “The … Continue reading

House of Flying Daggers

House of Flying Daggers (十面埋伏) Directed by: Zhang Yimou Written by: Zhang Yimou, Li Feng, Wang Bin Country: China Year: 2004 “House Of Flying Daggers” on Amazon. With “House of Flying Daggers” Zhang Yimou brings the Tang dynasty to the … Continue reading

Ju Dou

Ju Dou (菊豆) Director: Zhang Yimou, Yang Fengliang Written: Liu Heng Country: China Year: 1990 “Ju Dou” on Amazon. “Ju Dou” is the brutal and sad story of women’s reality in rural China. It is one of the remarkable, woman-centered … Continue reading

Zhang Yimou "Raise the Red Lantern" poster

Raise the Red Lantern

  Raise the Red Lantern (大红灯笼高高挂) Director: Zhang Yimou Written: Tong Su, Zhen Ni Country: China Year: 1991 “Raise the Red Lantern” was named in a list of “25 movies you must see before you die,” and is considered a … Continue reading