Cary’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have a pet peeve for period dramas not set in their original language, and when this movie started I decided that I was going to hate it..so I was definitely surprised to have enjoyed it when the credits rolled.
What an interesting little tidbit of history, and it’s also important to place this film in the historical context of when it was released. Fantastic art design, and I can’t imagine the awe that audiences around the world must have felt when they saw the Forbidden City.
Also, Chen Kaige was in this movie??? Wild