A still from director Lou Ye's new film, Saturday Fiction (2019), which is set in Shanghai, in 1941. Photo: Toronto International Film Festival
Clarence Tsui
Opinion

Opinion

The Projector by Clarence Tsui

Lou Ye’s film Saturday Fiction gets lukewarm reception – has Chinese filmmaker been crushed by burden of expectation?

  • Critical consensus is that the new movie fails to live up to the last, which looked at contemporary China through the lens of social realism
  • But is there more the evocative story of love and betrayal at the heart of Saturday Fiction than meets the eye?

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A still from director Lou Ye's new film, Saturday Fiction (2019), which is set in Shanghai, in 1941. Photo: Toronto International Film Festival
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