After I read MUBI synopsis, I reconstructed the plots in my imagination and it felt like a masterpiece. The final part is very unnecessary - it would have ended well with 张闺女 waving the newspaper piece. Zhang Yi honestly dragged me out of Zhang Yimou's cinematic world with his overdone performance. Still, it's Zhang Yimou's most delicate effort in recent years. 3 for the film I saw, 4 for the one in my imagination.