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    Cannes: Critics Divided on Zhang Yimou's Latest 'Coming Home' -- Timeless or Plodding?

    At 64 years old, Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou is back at Cannes with out-of-competition title "Coming Home," starring his iconic muse Gong Li, and following an unhappy homecoming that acts as metaphor for the country's coming-to-terms with the cultural revolution. Some critics are digging it while oth...

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    Cannes Review: Zhang Yimou's ‘Coming Home’ Starring Gong Li

    The tale spans decades and revolutions; the central relationship is a love affair so unending that it can even survive one of the participants no longer recognizing the other; the plinky piano soundtrack runs the gamut from plaintive to plaintive; no, this is not a soupy 1950s melodrama, but the new...

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    Watch: Stirring First Trailer For Zhang Yimou's 'Coming Home' Starring Gong Li

    While we're fully expecting to have our emotional strings pulled by Zhang Yimou's next film, "Coming Home," it seems that the romantic drama is going to be a visual spectacle as well. At least overseas, where in China, the film will be getting the 4K, full IMAX treatment on a number of screens. Whil...

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    Watch: Moving Teaser for Zhang Yimou's 'Coming Home'

    The teaser doesn't reveal much, but it does show the kind of gorgeous images and sweeping feeling one comes to expect from the director of "Raise the Red Lantern" and "Hero." On top of that, it's Zhang's first film with Gong since 2006's "Curse of the Golden Flower," and their ninth overall.

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    Zhang Yimou Goes Hollywood With Robert Ludlum Thriller 'The Parsifal Mosaic'

    While 2011’s “The Flowers Of War” starred Christian Bale and had 40% of its dialogue in English, Zhang Yimou has mostly stayed away from the Hollywood machine, preferring to continue working in his native county. Universal, however, seems to have found a way to lure the “Hero” director stateside.

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    Chinese Superstar Gong Li Joins Tarsem Singh's 'Marco Polo'

    As the historical 13th century voyage of Marco Polo stands as a symbol of the West's relationship to China, it seems fitting that an upcoming feature film about the explorer, long gestating from “The Fall” director Tarsem Singh, will provide opportunities for both cultures to partner...

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