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Zhang Yimou to Helm Legendary's 'Great Wall' Chinese Co-Production

Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou has another new project lined up: "Great Wall," a fantasy about the obscure reasons behind why China's most iconic piece of architecture was constructed.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 12, 2014 1:45 PM
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Cannes: Critics Divided on Zhang Yimou's Latest 'Coming Home' -- Timeless or Plodding?

At 64 years old, Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou is back at Cannes with out-of-competition title "Coming Home," starring his iconic muse Gong Li, and following an unhappy homecoming that acts as metaphor for the country's coming-to-terms with the cultural revolution. Some critics are digging it while others are left cold; the film's no-holds-barred emotion -- and a much-mentioned piano score -- is either having reviewers reach for their hankies or checking their watches. Highlights from a review roundup, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 22, 2014 12:30 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics' Secrets: 'Mr. Turner' Opens Competition, First of Five Cannes Entries (TRAILERS)

Sony Pictures Classics is always one of the big North American buyers at Cannes. This year they're taking five movies to the Riviera festival--and plan to buy a few more. We find out some of their secrets for survival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 15, 2014 8:12 AM
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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Zhang Yimou's 'Coming Home'

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand to Zhang Yimou's "Coming Home." A 20th-century-spanning romantic drama about a Chinese dissident, the film stars Gong Li and Chen Daoming, and is currently in post-production.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 18, 2014 6:27 PM
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