A poster made well after the film was made in 1953
A “typically calm, lucid drama, presented in the director’s unforced, cinematic vernacular.”
“He clearly thinks he’s saying something profound with this laboriously overproduced dross.”
The embattled Chinese director talks about maternal perspective, personal trauma and the making of a film that the Chinese government doesn’t want you to see.
An “intoxicating and sensual work, enveloping its black heart inside a puzzle-box narrative conceit.”
A “deranged and delirious smorgasbord of a movie.” Updated through 5/22.