Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Banquet / Ye Yan (China, 2006)

Brilliant Chinese adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. If the story can't satisfy you, surely the beautiful scenes, enchanting music (Lang Lang plays the piano) and gorgeous Zhang Ziyi and Zhou Xun will!

Just let yourself go with the subtle flow of love, betrayal and murder and before you realize it you seem to be a part of this film and bever want it to end. The music is almost hypnotic, the dances are as well and the choreography of the fighting is art.