Official US Poster for Zhang Yimou's Moving Film 'Coming Home'
by Alex Billington
August 17, 2015
"Emotionally Powerful. Richly Nuanced." Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the official US poster for Zhang Yimou's Coming Home, a very moving, emotional drama about two lovers in China trying to remember each other. Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his wife cannot remember him, though he desperately tries to make her remember. I really love this film, and I just want to support it and remind people that it's finally hitting US theaters coming later this fall. There have been plenty of trailers already - seen here, here & here - plus my review from Cannes last year.
Here's the new US poster for Zhang Yimou's Coming Home - see the trailer here. In theaters September.
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 first premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival as an Out-of-Competition film. It opened 4K IMAX in China back when it hits theaters in May of 2014, setting records. Sony Pictures Classics will finally open Coming Home in select US theaters starting on September 9th. Read my glowing review from Cannes 2014 here.