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Lan xin da ju yuan

Lou Ye China, 2019

msmichel's rating of the film Saturday Fiction

TIFF'19 Unfortunately this is not the return to form one hoped for repping another middling effort from Lou Ye who a decade ago was one of the sixth generation's most respected directors. The narrative is over complicated before it devolves into the basest of spy thrillers. On the plus side Gong Li gives a great performance and the b&w cinematography of Zeng Jian is aces.