Directed by Zhang Yimou
One of the most beautiful films of recent years, Red
Sorghum is the most popular film of the acclaimed Chinese New Wave.
What at first appears to be a lusty romantic comedy about a nervous young
bride's arrival and ensuing seduction at a remote winery, evolves into a
heroic drama of partisan resistance during the Japanese occupation.
Reminiscent of Leone and Kurosawa, there is a tongue-in-cheek swagger
along with violent action and epic lyricism.
"A must see... Lushly and breathtakingly filmed... a brilliant
directing debut." - V.A. Musetto, New York Post. "Extraordinary.' - Judy Stone, San Francisco Chronicle. "A movie lover's thrill... movie making on the scale of Kurosawa's Dersu
Uzala... amazing." - Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times.
With Gong Li, Jiang Wen, Ji Cun Hua. Mandarin with English
subtitles. 91 minutes.