Why Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s best wuxia films are Shadow and Curse of the Golden Flower

//Why Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s best wuxia films are Shadow and Curse of the Golden Flower

Why Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s best wuxia films are Shadow and Curse of the Golden Flower

Hero and House of Flying Daggers are Zhang Yimou’s most famous wuxia films, but they are not his best. The Chinese filmmaker’s greatest accomplishments in the wuxia genre lie elsewhere.Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)Zhang’s first two wuxia films, Hero and House of Flying Daggers were criticised in mainland China for being superficial, so he decided to make 2006’s Curse of the Golden Flower heavy on plot.The film’s storyline is based on Cao Yu’s classic 1934 play Thunderstorm, which tells of…

Article by [author-name] (c) Arts & Culture - South China Morning Post - Read full story here.

By | 2021-10-23T20:15:09+00:00 October 23rd, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Why Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s best wuxia films are Shadow and Curse of the Golden Flower