Thousand Pieces of Gold
Directed by Nancy Kelly
Thousand Pieces of Gold
Michael Paul Chan
Jimmie F. Skaggs
Writer Anne Makepeace (Screenwriter Anne Makepeace, adapted from the novel by Ruthanne Lum McCunn)
Produced by Kenji Yamamoto and Nancy Kelly
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"...a cross between a Western period piece and a romantic drama and features two incredible performances between Chao and Cooper. It practically swept me off my feet."
"A small gem of US independent filmmaking that’s well worth rediscovering."
"Excellent. Kelly’s direction and Anne Makepeace’s script gurgle with frustration at the political and social realities. Cooper is nothing short of galvanizing."
"Uncommonly good. This exceptionally fine, independently produced film is a small-scale, clear-eyed, sharply observant drama...it offers the audience a vivid and involving look at a fascinating chapter in American history that usually is relegated to the status of footnote."
"The entire film revolves around Rosalind Chao’s assured performance. The story is an interesting one and is deftly handled by Nancy Kelly to produce a film that tells Lalu’s story without over-romanticising."
"This movie is beautiful, it is inspiring, it is tragic, and it is scary all at the same time."
"[Nancy Kelly's] great achievement here is in simulating 19th century Mongolia and the American West, putting flesh and blood people in those locales and telling a grounded story on a shoestring, making it look like an A-picture."
"Ahead of the times. As Lalu, Rosalind Chao brings an emotional intensity to the role, while the always superb Chris Cooper complements Chao with a calm, thoughtful presence."
"Thousand Pieces of Gold features stunning landscapes of a developing settlement and its surroundings while immersing us in the mud and mess of the wild west. A worthwhile exploration of individuality and agency as well as a beguiling love story."
"Rosalind Chao lights up the screen. The camera loves Chao: Her deeply expressive eyes dominate the screen and envelop the viewer in heartfelt emotion. It’s hard to imagine that it’s Kelly’s only fiction movie. Kelly is in full command of the story, which is gorgeously photographed by Bobby Bukowski and keenly edited by Kenji Yamamoto, along with a vivid score by seven-time Emmy winner Gary Malkin."
"Rosalind Chao is a marvelously expressive actress. Chris Cooper, as a gentleman among roughnecks, has one of the most naturally touching faces on the American screen."
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