China’s big attempt to break into the international blockbuster market is safe and sturdy – qualities better suited to a wall than an epic.
China’s most expensive film production ever was also, briefly, one of its most controversial: when Matt Damon was announced in the lead role, many assumed fantasy epic The Great Wall would be yet another case of Hollywood “whitewashing”.
Discover the world of Chinese cinema master Chen Kaige with these two visually stunning epics available at SBS On Demand.
In the films of Chinese director Chen Kaige, upheaval is common: the world changes around characters uncertain of how to respond, or characters change against the backdrop of a world that refuses to accept their transformation. If great em...