Another Trailer for Zhang Yimou's Cannes Film 'Coming Home' Debuts
Opening in Chinese cinemas in just a few weeks is acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou's latest work, titled Coming Home, starring Chen Daoming and Gong Li. The film will also have its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this month (where I'll be catching it) and has reportedly made Steven Spielberg cry in early previews. The story in the film spans the 1920's all the way to the 1990's, following one man's separation from his family in China and eventual return from America many years later. We featured one gorgeous teaser trailer a few weeks ago, with this new full-length one (still lacking English subtitles) now available. Everything about this looks wonderful, and it's opening in 4K IMAX in China. Take a look.
Coming Home, or Homecoming or Return as it's also known, is directed by prominent Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou (of Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower, The Flowers of War) from a screenplay written by Zou Jingshi, based on the novel by Geling Yan. Inspired by Geling Yan's novel The Criminal Lu Yanshi, the story spans from the 1920's to the 1990's, following a husband's (Chen Daoming) separation from his family and eventual return home, where he is sent to a labor camp. Coming Home will premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival as an Out-of-Competition film. It will be opening in 4K IMAX in China when it hits theaters there. Sony Pictures Classics will release Coming Home sometime later this year.
Another poster for the Chinese release of the film, which hits theaters there on May 16th, just a few weeks.