A “uniquely thrilling stunt” and “utterly compelling viewing.”
A “deliberately distanced but often harrowing vision of a living hell.”
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.