Two by Lou Ye

Two by Lou Ye

2 Episodes

Frequently working in defiance of state censorship, Lou Ye has emerged as one of the edgiest and most controversial of China’s Sixth Generation of filmmakers. Singled out for praise by his contemporary Jia Zhangke, Lou belongs to a cohort of artists who have forged a subversive, radically personal cinema to tell the human stories of those left behind by the country’s rapid industrialization. Distinguished by their dynamic handheld camerawork and dreamlike rhythms, the mesmerizing identity mysteries SUZHOU RIVER and SATURDAY FICTION toy with the conventions of film noir.

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Two by Lou Ye
  • Suzhou River

    Episode 1

    Directed by Lou Ye • 2000 • China
    Starring Zhou Xun, Jia Hongsheng, Nai An

    A landmark of Sixth Generation Chinese filmmaking, Lou Ye’s international breakthrough reworks elements of VERTIGO and film noir into an impressionistic wash of dreamy images and intoxicating romanticism. Along the indust...

  • Saturday Fiction

    Episode 2

    Directed by Lou Ye • 2019 • China
    Starring Gong Li, Mark Chao, Joe Odagiri

    The latest from acclaimed director Lou Ye—one of contemporary Chinese cinema’s boldest auteurs—is a stylish, spellbinding thriller built around a tour-de-force performance from the great Gong Li. It’s 1941, and China has ...