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    Zhang Yimou to Helm Legendary's 'Great Wall' Chinese Co-Production

    Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou has another new project lined up: "Great Wall," a fantasy about the obscure reasons behind why China's most iconic piece of architecture was constructed.

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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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    Sony Pictures Classics' Secrets: 'Mr. Turner' Opens Competition, First of Five Cannes Entries (TRAILERS)

    Sony Pictures Classics is always one of the big North American buyers at Cannes. This year they're taking five movies to the Riviera festival--and plan to buy a few more. We find out some of their secrets for survival.

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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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    Joe Cornish To Helm Spy Thriller 'Section 6,' Channing Tatum Eyes 'The Son' To Direct & More

    Joe Cornish—Edgar Wright's frequent screenwriting partner—made a splash a few years ago with his feature-length directorial debut “Attack The Block” and since then he’s been rumored to take on films like the next “Star Trek” installment, but it seems the British director has thought it best to stick...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Zhang Yimou's 'Coming Home'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand to Zhang Yimou's "Coming Home." A 20th-century-spanning romantic drama about a Chinese dissident, the film stars Gong Li and Chen Daoming, and is currently in post-production.

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    Sony Classics to Release Zhang Yimou's Latest, 'Coming Home'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American, Latin American, Australian and New Zealand rights to Zhang Yimou's latest "Coming Home," starring Gong Li. This marks the company's whopping twelfth collaboration with Yimou (best known for "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers"). "Coming Home" is cu...

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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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