Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li play star-crossed lovers who fall in love within the borders of a kingdom. She plays Phoenix, an imperial bodyguard, while he plays Prince Ping. Numerous forces, including Ping's stepmother, who is also in love with him, try to keep the lovers apart. It leads them on a dangerous journey where secrets of the royal family are uncovered.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North America and Latin America rights to Zhang Yimou's period epic Curse of the Golden Flower currently shooting in China. Starring Chow Yun Fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Replacement Killers) and Gong Li (Raise the Red Lantern, Memoirs of a Geisha, Miami Vice).
Curse of the Golden Flower reunites Zhang Yimou and Gong Li whose previous collaborations changed the face of Asian cinema (Raise the Red Lantern, Judup, Shanghai Triad) in the 1990's. The film also marks the ninth collaboration for director Zhang Yimou with the team at Sony Pictures Classics (most recently House of Flying Daggers in 2004). The picture also reunites Sony Pictures Classics with producer Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers) and Beijing New Pictures (Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, House of Flying Daggers, Hero).Read More