The 5 best films of Gong Li, Chinese actress in the spotlight, starting with Red Sorghum, her debut feature and that of its director, Zhang Yimou

//The 5 best films of Gong Li, Chinese actress in the spotlight, starting with Red Sorghum, her debut feature and that of its director, Zhang Yimou

The 5 best films of Gong Li, Chinese actress in the spotlight, starting with Red Sorghum, her debut feature and that of its director, Zhang Yimou

Gong Li shot to fame in 1987 in the romance Red Sorghum, set during the second Sino-Japanese war and the first Chinese film to win the Golden Bear, top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.From then until the mid-2010s, she and the film’s director, Zhang Yimou, collaborated on some of the best movies in the history of Chinese cinema, until China’s tightening censorship brought Zhang to heel.Zhang cast Gong in films that both captured Gong’s beauty and offered searing critiques of…

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