Category: Out of Competition
Director: Zhang Yimou
Zhang's terrific pair of back-to-back wuxias – Hero and House Of Flying Daggers – ten years ago perhaps misrepresented the rest of his output. His latest, screening out of competition, is based on a novel by Geling Yan, whose work inspired the director's last film, The Flowers Of War with Christian Bale. Perhaps going back to his roots, this story of a man who is forced into marriage and flees to the US reunites him with Gong Li, star of his acclaimed 1987 debut Red Sorghum.