Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (竞雄女侠秋瑾) (2011)

Qiu Jin, who in real life was a writer, martial arts expert, radical cross-dressing feminist, nationalist, Japanophile, and anti-Manchu revolutionary, gets mythologised here

Veering wildly between biopic, wuxia genre flick, and largely whitewashed propaganda pic, it'll have you guessing what's faithful, exaggerated, and plain made up.

We'd pretty much prefer a similar film treatment for the life and times of Yukio Mishima.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 19 October 2011.

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