Zhou Yu's Train
aka Zhou You de huo che
First screened in December 2004
Director: Zhou Sun. Cast: Gong Li, Honglei Sun, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Zhixiong Li. Screenplay: Zhou Sun and Mei Zhang (based on the novel by Cun Bei).

Twitter Capsule: Besotted paean to an actress with metaphysical aspirations in Double Life of Véronique vein, but sadly even vaguer.

VOR:   Intriguing in many respects but feels indentured to a diffuse idea of how an arthouse love story or character study might work. Diaphanous.

Photo © 2002 China Film Corporation/Senjiu Film/
Media Asia Films, © 2004 Sony Pictures Classics

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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