One Second

One Second

One Second

A movie fan in a remote farmland strikes a relationship with a homeless female vagabond in this Chinese tale from Zhang Yimou (Hero).

2021Rating: M, Violence and coarse language103 minsChina, Hong KongHuanxi Media Group
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IndieWire

IndieWire

No matter how muddled it gets by the end, One Second also boasts... a delicious and deeply layered sense of irony.

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Variety

Variety

Despite censorship, Zhang Yimou's tale of the power of cinema has a gorgeous eye, a droll sense of humor and a big, full celluloid heart.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A clear-eyed but loving tribute to film...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Zhang's signature flair is evident in his robust, evocative staging of a small community working together toward a common goal.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Yes, stories like this have been told before, but there’s an earnest, sweet charm to it all that really works.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

It’s testament to Zhang’s consummate craftsmanship that the released version is an emotionally satisfying celebration of how cinema is experienced...

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