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Austin over 5 years ago
Although Chinese conventions may seem bizarre to foreigners, this film remains incredible.
Robyn Hamilton 6 years ago
Makes me really appreciate the fact I'm not a woman living in 1920s China
Ieuan Francis over 6 years ago
The sense of being lonely and abandoned is apparent throughout. Haunting and moving.
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Ben Hazelwood 7 years ago
Raise the Red Lantern (simplified Chinese: 大红灯笼高高挂; traditional Chinese: 大紅燈籠高高掛; pinyin: Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà) is a 1991 film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li. It is an adaption by Ni Zhen of the 1990 novel Wives and Concubines by Su Tong. The film was later adapted into an acclaimed ballet of the same title by the National Ballet of China, also directed by Zhang. Set in the 1920s, the film tells the story of a young woman who becomes one of the concubines of a wealthy man during the Warlord Era. It is noted for its opulent visuals and sumptuous use of colours. The film was shot in Qiao's Compound near the ancient city of Pingyao, in Shanxi Province. Although the screenplay was approved by Chinese censors, the final version of the film was banned in China for a period. Some film critics have interpreted the film as a veiled allegory against authoritarianism. The film is set in 1920s China during the warlord era, years before the Chinese Civil War. Nineteen-year-old...
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