Zhang Yimou

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Israeli director Nadav Lapid holds his Golden Bear for best film for Synonymes at the   Berlinale film festival on Saturday. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s film Synonyms, about an Israeli man who tries to suppress his origins after moving to Paris, starting with his own lang(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Jia Yueting, co-founder and head of  LeEco:  “We’ll repay our debts to financial institutions, suppliers and everyone else.” Photograph: Reuters

Jia Yueting, the chairman of digital and hardware giant LeEco, has quit as chairman of its listed arm amid mounting financial woes. He has fostered (...)

Rank outsider:  Damon joins the Chinese warriors in The Great Wall.

We’re going to build a wall. And we’re going to make the giant killer lizards from beneath the earth pay for it. Such is nearly the premise of this ch(...)

Migrant worker Huang Feng (52) with her grandson. She welcomed the decision to drop the one-child policy. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to replace the one-child policy after more than 30 years and allow people to have two children instead probably(...)

Detail from And When Did You Last See Your Father by Abigail O’Brien

RHA 185th Annual Exhibition Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin ****   “To survive is to win,” the Chinese film director Zhang Yi(...)

Still from The Empress of China: authorities have been on a crusade to introduce greater modesty and morality into public life in China

The historical costume drama The Empress of China, pulled from Chinese televisions screens for “technical reasons” believed to be related to its rac(...)

Film director Zhang Yimou, fined nearly €1 million for breaching China’s one child policy. Photograph: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

Film director Zhang Yimou has paid a fine of nearly ¤1 million for fathering more children than permitted, Chinese family planning authorities said on(...)

Chinese director Zhang Yimou during a news conference to promote a movie. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Files /Reuters

China fined acclaimed film director Zhang Yimou 7.5 million yuan (€910,000) today for having three children - in violation of its country’s strict one(...)

Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has admitted that he defied the country’s one-child policy by having three children with his wife. Photograph: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has admitted that he defied the country’s one-child policy by having three children with his wife, but denied report(...)

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