Raise the Red Lantern
Director: Zhang Yimou. Cast: Gong Li, Cao Cuifen, He Saifei, Kong Lin, Jin Shuyuan, Zhao Qi, Ma Jingwu, Xiao Chu, Cui Zhihgang, Cao Zhengyin, Ding Weimin. Screenplay: Ni Zhen (based on the novel by Su Tong).


Photo © 1991 ERA International/Orion Classics
Not yet reviewed in full. B+


Academy Award Nominations (1991):
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards (1992):
Venice Film Festival: Best Director (tie); Elvira Notari Prize
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography (Zhao Fei)
National Society of Film Critic: Best Cinematography; Best Foreign Language Film
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Foreign Language Film

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