Good adaptation of epic novel
Updated: 2012-08-20 09:37
In a documentary on how the film was shot, Chen sings praises of leading actors such as Zhang Fengyi, Duan Yihong and Zhang Yuqi, whom he thinks are "faithful to the book, yet projected personal appeals".
The 1993 novel depicts three generations of two clans in Hanzhong Plain and is considered one of the greatest contemporary Chinese novels. Director Wang Quan'an remakes it into a three-hour film, to be released on Sept 13.