Coming Home

Coming Home ★★★★★

In my opinion there are some screen pairings that leave indelible impressions with the viewers; Allen/Keaton, Cukor/Hepburn, Ford/Wayne, Kurosawa/Mifune but its the pairing of Yimou/Li that has brought the International film scene some of those most dramatic, and heart wrenching stories. Gong Li is one of the most incredible actress's alive today, and in Coming Home she astounds in a delicately nuanced role that runs the gamut from fearful housewife, to the hopeful wife awaiting her love to come through the door.
Coming Home is devastating in its final act and the last scene is haunting in such a profound and moving way that will stay with you for days.