Introduction- Hong Kong Cinema The 80s and 90s Hong Kong cinema is probably the best generation it ever had, and perhaps will ever have. At the time Hong Kong was undergoing an unprecedented process of decolonization. Generally there was widespread feelings of fear and anxiety about Hong Kong’s impending return to China, hence justifying Hong … More Hong Kong Cinema: A Better Tomorrow (1986), Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996).
The Curse of the Golden Flower was Zhang Yimou’s third historic martial arts film after two global epics wuxia blockbusters- “Hero” and “House of the Flying Daggers”. The plot is adapted from Cao Yu’s 1934 play, Thunderstorm, but Zhang transplant the mess- up family of Cao’s original to an imperial court setting during the … More Zhang Yimou’s Curse of the Golden Flower – Film review