London’s beloved arthouse hub Garden Cinema to host Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective between 19 Jul and 02 Sep.

The Garden Cinema presents a rare selection of masterpieces from Fifth Generation filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s early career, many of which have long been unavailable to screen in Europe. The result of four years of curatorial work, this retrospective provides UK audiences with a long overdue tribute to Zhang’s films.

FULL PROGRAMME

Red Sorghum 15

Screening on Friday 19 July will be introduced by Victor Fan (KCL).
Zhang Yimou, China, 1987, 92m.
Fri 19 Jul

18:00

Mon 22 Jul

15:00

Wed 31 Jul

18:00

Old Well 18

Introduced by Chris Berry (KCL).
Wu Tianming, China, 1986, 129m.
Sat 20 Jul

20:10

Ju Dou 15

Our screening on Sunday 21 July will be introduced by Victor Fan (KCL).
Zhang Yimou, Yang Fengliang, China, Japan, 1990, 95m.
Sun 21 Jul

13:30

Mon 29 Jul

15:00

Fri 09 Aug

18:00

Raise the Red Lantern PG

Screening on 23 July will be introduced by Tony Rayns.
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, 1991, 124m.
Tue 23 Jul

18:00

Sat 27 Jul

16:00

Mon 05 Aug

15:00

The Story of Qiu Ju 12A

The screening on 26 July will be introduced by Chris Berry (KCL).
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 1992, 100m.
Fri 26 Jul

18:00

Sun 04 Aug

13:15

Mon 19 Aug

15:00

To Live 12A

Screening on 2 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns.
Zhang Yimou, China, Taiwan, 1994, 132m.
Fri 02 Aug

18:00

Sun 11 Aug

16:45

Wed 21 Aug

15:15

Shanghai Triad 15

After provoking the ire of authorities by not pre-screening To Live (1994) for the Chinese Film Administration before its premiere at Cannes…
Tue 06 Aug

20:00

Mon 12 Aug

15:00

Fri 16 Aug

18:00

Not One Less U

Screening on 10 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns and followed by a Zoom Q&A with lead actress Wei…
Zhang Yimou, China, 1999, 106m.
Sat 10 Aug

20:00

Sun 18 Aug

17:00

Mon 26 Aug

15:00

The Road Home U

Screening on 14 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns.
Wed 14 Aug

18:00

Fri 23 Aug

18:00

Mon 02 Sep

15:00

Hero 12A

Screening on Saturday 17 August will be introduced by Maurizio Marinelli (UCL).
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, Australia, 2002, 99m.
Sat 17 Aug

19:45

Tue 27 Aug

15:45

Fri 30 Aug

18:00

House of Flying Daggers 15

All screenings will feature a video introduction from head of programming at FIRST International Film Festival, Xiao Gu.
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 2004, 119m.
Tue 20 Aug

20:00

Sat 24 Aug

14:00

Thu 29 Aug

15:30