The Hawaii International Fim Festival opens this Thursday! Don't miss the North American premiere of famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou's new film Under The Hawthorn Tree at 8pm, opening nite! This film just opened in China a few weeks ago. Yimou is most well known for his classic film Raise the Red Lantern, and more recently for martial arts epics Hero and House of Flying Daggers. Zhang Yimou will be in attendance for the film, and will hold a Q&A session afterward. This is your chance to interact with the director, and ask him the questions you've been dying to ask, such as "Why did Mei have to die at the end of House of Flying Daggers?" Learn more about this year's 30th Hawaii International Film Festival, including full lineup of films and schedule, at Trailer for Under the Hawthorn Tree: