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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…

‘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…

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…

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…

Berlin Film Festival: Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ Withdrawn From Competition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

‘Shadow’ (‘Ying’): Film Review | Venice 2018

'Shadow,' the latest gorgeously mounted period film from Zhang Yimou ('Hero,' 'House of Flying Daggers'), was inspired by the yin-and-yang symbol and Chinese ink-brush painting.

Venice Film Festival: Director Zhang Yimou to Get Lifetime Achievement Honor

The director of 'Hero' and 'Raise the Red Lantern' is a two-time winner of Venice's Golden Lion.

‘Lost, Found’: Film Review | Shanghai 2018

Yao Chen and Ma Yili electrify the twin dramas of an abducted child and a sick little girl in director Lv Yue's 'Lost, Found.'