Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

This Week’s Film: Ju Dou

Chopstick Cinema

This Week's Film:Ju Dou
Cuisine: Chinese

Synopsis: Irony prevails in Zhang Yimou's classic tragedy, starring Li Wei as Jin Shan Yang, the villainous and miserly old dye mill owner; Li Baotian, as his hapless adopted nephew Tian Qing; and Gong Li as Ju Dou, the voluptuous beauty for whom the film is named. While his nephew Tian Qing is away delivering textiles from the mill to market in a nearby town, twice-widowed Jin Shan buys himself yet another bride, Ju Dou, in hopes of producing an heir to the Yang family fortune.

Join me throughout the week on Chopstick Cinema for a closer look at the food and the film. My film review will be posted at the end of the week, along with my Chinese recipe.