When Americans think of Chinese cinema, they think of John Woo, Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, or the Shaw Brothers’ movies which are perfectly fine. But there’s a difference between Chinese cinema and Hong Kong cinema. They are two different worlds, and you owe it to yourself to visit both.
Farewell My Concubine – Great tragic love story. Gong Li was the queen of Chinese Cinema during the new wave. And what does she get when coming to Hollywood? Garbage like Miami Vice and Memoirs of a Geisha (don’t get me started on casting mostly Chinese actresses in Japanese roles).