Cloud Atlas, Warner Bros’ $100 million adaptation of the novel by David Mitchell, has been criticised by Asian-Americans after casting white Western actors in “yellowface” make-up. Directed by Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski, the film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Jim Broadbent in a narrative that hops between countries and across the centuries.
“It’s an artistically ambitious approach to filmmaking,” said Guy Aoki, founding president of the Media Action Network for Asian-Americans. “Unfortunately it reflects the same old racial pecking order that the entertainment industry has been practising for years.”
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