Coming Home

Coming Home ★★★★

Painfully cynical and devastating, this tragic post-revolution drama is relentless in its aim to bust the tears out of your eyes. Zhang Yimou is a wonderful storyteller- he grabs your attention, leaving no other option but to surrender under his devastating spell. There are times that the magic feels repetitive, but Gong Li--arguably the best Chinese actress working today--continues to mystify with her sympathetic performance.