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the most promising film to come out of the PRC for a while.
on 21 May 2003
Beijing Bicycle is one of the finest films to come out of mainland China for a while. Maybe its not as technically and artistically flawless as many 5th generation films, like 'red lantern' or 'farewell my concubine', but its an undeniably charming and beautiful fairytale, with deep-rooted moral grounding, that will enchant everyone. Zhou Xun is fantastic, as always, and newcomer Li Bin gives an extraordinary performance. Beijing Bicycle proves that there's a bright future for the 6th generation, who thankfully refrain from directing everything at critisising the government and concentrate on pure cinema, and it will be a flagship of its genre.