28 Sep '11, 10am

DVD Review: “Buddha Mountain / 观音山” (2010 / China) by Li Yu (李玉)

DVD Review: “Buddha Mountain / 观音山” (2010 / China) by Li Yu (李玉)

DVD Review: “Buddha Mountain / 观音山” (2010 / China) by Li Yu (李玉) Patrick Tay September 28, 2011 Asian Films , Best of Asian Cinema No Comments Swaying to the heartbeat of pub music, Nan Xing transforms herself into her alter ego in the beginning sequence of the film– a nocturnal creature of the night, a sensuous siren singing her hearts out till the wee hours of the night. Interestingly, the opening scene ends with Nan Xing shutting the door behind her as she exits her apartment, revealing a picture of James Dean hanging on the back of the door as it gently closes – a likely tribute to “Rebel without a Cause” (1955) and an echo of the angst of one’s teenage years – serving as a prelude to the troubled nature of the rest of the film. As Nan Xing (南星), actress Fan Bingbing is the driving force that propels the story forward, supported by her two best friends Ding Bo (丁坡) (pl...

Full article: http://www.sinema.sg/2011/09/28/dvd-review-%e2%80%9cbuddh...

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