Gong Li in Zhang Yimou film The Story of Qiu Ju, in which she plays a pregnant Chinese villager who succeeds in having the village chief punished for causing an injury to her husband.
Gong Li in Zhang Yimou film The Story of Qiu Ju, in which she plays a pregnant Chinese villager who succeeds in having the village chief punished for causing an injury to her husband.

The 5 best films of Gong Li, Chinese actress in the spotlight, starting with Red Sorghum, her debut feature and that of its director, Zhang Yimou

  • Gong Li made her feature film debut in Red Sorghum in 1987, the first in a string of Zhang Yimou productions to earn international acclaim
  • Once criticised for taking foreign nationality, a touchy subject of late with Chinese nationalists, Gong’s recent roles pale in comparison to her early ones

Gong Li in Zhang Yimou film The Story of Qiu Ju, in which she plays a pregnant Chinese villager who succeeds in having the village chief punished for causing an injury to her husband.
Gong Li in Zhang Yimou film The Story of Qiu Ju, in which she plays a pregnant Chinese villager who succeeds in having the village chief punished for causing an injury to her husband.
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