Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #76. One Second – Zhang Yimou
Will we ever be able to see Zhang Yimou’s One Second, which was yanked out of Berlin 2019 days before its premiere for not receiving approval from China’s censorship board? Most likely, it will end up premiering somewhere, though apparently 2019 was not in the cards. The low-fi drama stars Zhang Yi (Mountains May Depart, 2015) and Fan Wei, and was lensed by regular Yimou DP Zhao Xiaoding.
Gist: Co-written by Zou Jingzhi (The Grandmaster), the project is set in the mid-1970s in northwestern China, concerning a movie fan in a remote farmland and a homeless female vagabond.