Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, Liu Ye, Dahong Ni, Junjie Qin, Man Li

Zhang Yimou's characteristically lush historical melodrama, set near the end of theTang Dynasty, with Chow Yun-Fat as the Emperor whose wife (Gong Li)... Read more

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Song Dandan

Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Andy Lau star in this stunning blend of lyrical romance and eye-popping fight scenes. Mei is an exotic, beautiful bl... Read more

A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Sun Honglei, Zhao Benshan, Dahong Ni, Xiao Shen-Yang, Yan Ni

It looks like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel but satisfying end when a Chinese noodle shop owner plots to execute his unfaithful wife... Read more

The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Gong Li, Lei Lao Sheng, Ge Zhi Jun, Lui Pei Qi

In this beautiful and humourous film from the acclaimed director of 'Raise the Red Lantern', a peasant woman takes on the Chinese legal system when he... Read more

To Live (1994)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Ge You, Gong Li, Niu Ben, Guo Tao, Jiang Wu

This stirring film follows a married couple as their fortunes rise and fall, through several decades of Chinese life, from the 1940s onward. Ge You, G... Read more

Ju Dou (1989)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Gong Li, Li Wei, Li Baotian, Zhang Li

This erotic drama follows the passion as a beautiful young bride is drawn to the handsome, strong nephew of her new husband. An exquisitely photograph... Read more

Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Gong Li, Ma Jingwu, He Caifei, Cao Cuifeng

This magnificent film chronicles the life of a 1920s maiden who, at her mother's urging, agrees to marry a wealthy man. She becomes 'fourth mistress'... Read more

Red Sorghum (1989)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Gong Li, Wen Jiang, Liu Jia, Rujun Ten

A vivid, richly coloured drama about a young woman who takes on the management of her late husband's distillery in Northern China. All appears to be g... Read more

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Ken Takakura, Nakai Kiichi, Shinobu Terajima, Jiamin Li

Ken Takakura gives a career-defining performance as an old Chinese fisherman who has been estranged from his son for many years. When he receives a c... Read more

The Flowers of War (2011)

Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Christian Bale, Ni Ni

In 1937 China, an American mortician (Christian Bale) come to Nanking to deal with a monk's burial finds himself trapped by the Japanese occupation of... Read more