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David Chute, Influential Film Critic and Writer, Dies at 71

David Chute, the authoritative film critic and writer who was an early champion of Stephen King, John Waters, John Woo and Asian cinema, has died. He was 71. Chute died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with esophageal cancer, his daughter, Nora Chute, reported. David Christopher Chute was born on March 11, […]

Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ to Open San Sebastian Film Festival

Zhang Yimou’s One Second, a period drama set during the upheaval of China’s Cultural Revolution, will open this year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival and compete for the festival’s coveted Golden Shell. The Eyes of Tammy Faye from The Big Sick director Michael Showalter, starring Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker, and Undercover, a French […]

Mubi Buys Zhang Yimou’s Toronto Fest Closer ‘One Second’ for Multiple Territories (Exclusive)

Mubi’s spending spree is rolling on. The art house film-streaming platform and theatrical distributor has added yet another buzzy title to its library following a very active few months, buying all rights for renowned Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s period drama One Second, this year’s Toronto Film Festival closer, for the U.K., Ireland, Germany and Turkey. The […]

Toronto: Neon Nabs Fest Closer Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ for North America

On the heels of taking the 2021 Palme d’Or for Julia Ducournau’s Titane, Neon has acquired the North American rights to Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s One Second, which will close the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 18. The Cultural Revolution-set film, written by Zhang along with Zou Jingzhi and based on the novel by Yan […]

‘Cliff Walkers’: Film Review

Zhang Yimou’s first spy thriller sends an ace team of Communist agents into the WW2 Japanese stronghold of Manchukuo.

China Box Office: ‘Croods 2’ Beats Zhang Yimou’s Censored Drama ‘One Second’

Universal's 'The Croods: A New Age' was the decisive winner of a competitive three-way race at China's box office over the weekend, topping both the holdover local hit 'Caught in Time' and the latest release from venerated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou. 'Croods 2' opened in China to a healthy $19.2 million, which was $5 million more than its five-day holiday start in North America.

Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ Set for China Release After Lengthy Censorship Struggle

Renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou's love letter to cinema, the period drama One Second, is finally headed to cinemas. Beijing regulators have approved the film for release on Nov. 27, following a year-long censorship struggle.

Cannes: What Will Become of Zhang Yimou’s Censored Masterpiece ‘One Second’?

Regulators have prevented auteur Zhang Yimou's drama 'One Second,' about China's Cultural Revolution, from competing at film fests out of fear that it could actually win.

Hong Kong Flashback: Zhang Yimou Put China on Art House Map with Period Epic ‘Red Sorghum’

Thirty years ago, Zhang Yimou burst onto the international stage with the stunning debut 'Red Sorghum,' which would help usher in a new era for China's nascent film industry.

Ai Weiwei Was Cut From ‘Berlin, I Love You’ Because Backers Feared a China Backlash

A segment of the ensemble drama Berlin, I Love You, directed by and starring Chinese dissent artist Ai Weiwei, was cut from the final version of the movie because some of the producers and financiers of the film feared a backlash from China.

Berlin Film Festival: Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ Withdrawn From Competition

Celebrated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s much anticipated latest feature, ‘One Second,’ was pulled from the Berlin International Film Festival on Monday.

Zhang Yimou on His Historical Epic ‘Shadow’: “I Feel More Comfortable Doing Stories in Chinese”

The Chinese auteur was honored in Venice with the Glory to the Filmmaker award before heading to Toronto for the North American premiere of his latest effort.