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Raise the Red Lantern (Da Hong Deng Long Gao Gao Gua) (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, 1991)

Directed by Zhang Yi-Mou. Set in 1920's China, 19-year-old Songlian has become Fourth Wife to the wealthy Chen. Yet she must share her husband with three existing wives. Each must wait until dusk for the arrival of a red lantern, which signifies with whom the master will sleep tonight. When Songlian discovers that the other wives cheat to win the red lantern, she decides to join the fight for Chen's attention. Based on the novel by Su Tong. 125 min. ; ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Foreign-language Film
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Foreign-language Film
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Foreign-language Film
Venice Film Festival - Silver Lion; Elvira Notari Prize
Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Foreign-language Film National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Foreign-language Film New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Foreign-language Film Venice Film Festival - Silver Lion; Elvira Notari Prize

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