Youth (Fang Hua) Reviews

January 4, 2018
The film still generates a certain amount of fascination as it transforms into a melodramatic love story, though I missed the imagination and historical sweep that defined the first half.
December 15, 2017
It will probably break your heart in all the wrong ways.
December 14, 2017
If our understanding of the losses these characters have suffered feels incomplete, it's hard to come away entirely unaffected as these men and women look back at their young adulthood and the whirlwind of historical change against which it played out.
December 14, 2017
As a straight, sentimental melodrama, "Youth" works well. While there are a lot of conventional tropes, the cast enacts them with such fresh, tenderhearted sincerity that they regain some power.
December 13, 2017
Feng [snakes] his camera exuberantly though scenes that highlight colorful costumes, dynamic choreography and beautiful chorines.
November 4, 2017
Youth, for all its technical prowess, is perhaps the director's most melancholy and pessimistic film about Chinese society yet.
September 9, 2017
The film serves as a paean to idealism and endurance, yet the word "heart-breaking" comes to mind scene after scene.