BREAKING THE SILENCE (Sun Zhou, 2000)

Once widely considered the world’s most beautiful woman, Gong Li gives the performance of a lifetime in her favorite role of Sun Liying, a divorced mother in Beijing struggling to ready her son for school, in Sun Zhou’s warm, deeply affecting Piao liang ma ma—literally, Pretty Mama. Ten-year-old Zheng Da, because deaf, is speech-impaired, and […]