“The Warrior and the Wolf” Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival

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Jô Odagiri and Maggie Q in "The Warrior and the Wolf"

This was another film that I wanted to see. Not for it’s premise, but because the director is Tian Zhuangzhuang, one of the famous so  “5th generation” directors of China, who first brought Chinese cinema international acclaim, and includes Zhang Yimou and  Chen Kaige. I’ve seen many of those latter two’s films, but not a single one from Tian Zhuangzhuang which is a shame. It’s fascinating how the 5th (and 6th) generation directors of China have made this transition from the old days of Chinese cinema, to the well-funded blockbusters films of today and I wish I had gotten to follow TZZ’s adaptation to this change. His last film was 2006 biopic The Go Master. I missed seeing that one to my dismay, but I hope to see  both it and this film at some point. More pretty stills from the movie here. Maggie Q looks really beautiful in them, like Q’orianka Kilcher. 10 min Trailer below the cut.

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