Videos about Zhang Yimou, China

A scene from ‘Impression West Lake’ 印象西湖, HangZhou

An outdoor show directed by Zhang YiMou ...

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Impression LiJiang 印象丽江 – the open-air musical

Impression LiJiang is a one hour, open-air musical based on local folklore and song, directed by famed film director Zhang YiMou, with Wang ChaoGe and Fan Yue.

Featuring a cast of over 500 performers, it is staged in front of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in YunNan province. The most famous music item is the Naxi song 'Return Home'.

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Beautiful scenes from `Impression West Lake` 印象西湖

HangZhou, in ZheJiang province, south from ShangHai ...

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Beautiful scenes from the show ‘Impression West Lake’ 印象西湖

The beautiful outdoor show in HangZhou, ZheJiang province ...

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The Road Home : an excerpt from the movie

Directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Zhang Ziyi.


Winner of the Audience Award World Cinema Sundance Film Festival 2001 and the Grand Prix Silver Bear Berlin Film Festival 2000.


Music: orchestra plus Chinese bamboo flute.


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The Road Home (movie extract) - video

The Road Home is a 1999 film directed by Zhang Yimou. The Road Home was written by author Bao Shi, who adapted the screenplay from his novel, Remembrance. The film marked the cinematic debut of actress Zhang ZiYi. Also starred Sun HongLei. Winner:Grand Prix Silver Bear Berlin Film Festival 2000. Winner:Audience Award World Cinema Sundance Film Festival 2001.

Impression LiJiang 印象丽江 - video

A clip of the outdoor show. It is one of a series named 'Impression ...' in different places around China that highlight traditional folk culture and natural scenery. Part directed by acclaimed film director Zhang Yimou, who also directed the 2008 Beijing Olympics ceremonies. The location here is in front of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Xueshan).

Impression West Lake, HangZhou - video

This is the promotional film for the outdoor theater show directed by Zhang Yimou, that makes full use of the natural scenery. The 'Impression' series is a growing set of folk musicals. These performances include: "Impression, Liu Sanjie" - began August 2003 on the Li River, Guangxi province; "Impression Lijiang" - began June 2006 at the bottom of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan province; "Impression West Lake" - began late 2007 on the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province; "Impression Hainan" - began late 2009 set in Hainan province; "Impression Dahongpao" set on Mount Wuyi, Fujian province. All five performances are co-directed by Wang Chaoge and Fan Yue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Yimou#Stage_direction

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