Zhang Yimou is a great Chinese film-director and all of his works are worth watching. Gorgeous cinematography and fascinating story.Published on Oct. 7 2009 by nobody
This is an exquisite film in every detail. Beauty is in every frame. Were it not so well made, I would describe it as a slow-moving domestic drama: Jane Austen with claws. Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Smallchief
The film is great. The imported Chinese/English subtitled version has English subtitles alright, but they are a terrible translation.Published on Dec 7 2003 by John D. Hernandez Jr.
Great movie! The colors, the setting, the lighting, the plot, the music, everything is done like you feel like you hear those
bells even after it is over! Great!