Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua) (1991)
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The phenomenal success and international acclaim of Raise the Red Lantern, cemented Zhang Yimou's status as a leading figure in world cinema and reaffirmed the vibrancy of Chinese cinema. Though the film was the topic of great political controversy in China upon its release, it received armfuls of awards from Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom and a nomination for an Academy Award. This sumptuously photographed drama, set in Northern China in the 1920s and based on the novel Wives and Concubines
Sep 1, 1991 Wide
Feb 14, 2006
Visually ravishing and emotionally cold, Zhang's third feature is one long series of pushes and pulls.
A beautifully crafted and richly detailed feat of consciousness-raising and a serious drama with the verve of a good soap opera.
Gong Li delivers a performance of exquisite expressiveness that, like the film itself, is unnerving in its emotional nakedness.
A near-perfect movie that often recalls the visual purity and intensity of silent films.
The story never amounts to much more than a rather tepid Chinese rendition of The Women.
A defining example of Chinese movie-making and one of the best films of the '90s.
With its beautiful look and haunting themes and sublime performances, Raise The Red Lantern is Yimou's master work.
One of Yimou's two or three masterpieces, this visually stunning film offers an extraordinary view of gender, sexuality, female rivalry and bonding in a historical context (1920s China) that bears some political relevance to the present time.
Funcionando tanto como drama quanto como alegoria, o filme desenvolve seu tema com uma fotografia não apenas belíssima, mas também simbólica.
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