Doug Brod
January 24, 1992 AT 05:00 AM EST

Red Sorghum

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
91 minutes
performer
Jiang Wen, Gong Li
director
Yimou Zhang
distributor
New Yorker Video
genre
Drama, Foreign Language, War

We gave it a B

Like an abbreviated Asian 1900, the Berlin Film Festival winner Red Sorghum, documents life at a Chinese winery until its violent takeover by Japanese troops. This letterboxed edition preserves the epic’s wide-screen grandeur, but its unhurried pace might discourage less-than-adventurous viewers. B

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