Chinese Movies

Huozhe - To Live (1994)

One of the best films of 1994 - "To Live" is a bold, energetic masterpiece from Zhang Yimou. Continuing his brilliant collaboration with China's best-known actress Gong Li, Zhang weaves an ambitious tapestry of personal and political events, following the struggles of an impoverished husband and wife  from their heyday in the 1940s to the hardships that accompanied the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. They raise two children amidst a Communist regime, surviving numerous setbacks and yet managing somehow to live.

 

Zhang's film encompasses the simplest and most profound realities of Chinese life during this controversial period, and for their honesty, Zhang and Gong Li faced a two-year ban on future collaborations. To Live is a testament to their art, transcending politics to celebrate the tenacity of ordinary people in the wake of turbulent history.

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