I am a fan of the films of Zhang Yimou. Tonight I saw A Woman, A Gun, And A Noodle Shop (三槍拍案驚奇 Sānqiāng Pāi’àn Jīngqí). This is a surreal Chinese re-imagining of Blood Simple. Strange but intriguing. Like some of Yimou’s other work, it seems like farce but then it turns out to be not so farcical. He pokes a lot of fun at his own films, too, and it is beautiful to look at.
There was a moment, however, I thought I would share: the preparation of noodle soup.
Alas, they cut it off before the hot oil was poured over the noodles and chilies.
Just for fun … or should I say mien.
A few of my favorite Zhang Yimou films are
The Road Home (我的父親母親 wǒde fùqin mǔqin)
The Story of Qiu Ju (秋菊打官司 Qiū Jú dǎ guān sī)
To Live ( 活著 Huózhe)