Part of the UCLA Confucius Institute's inaugural China Onscreen Biennial （银幕中国双年展）project, an unprecedented bicoastal collaboration among seven distinguished American educational and cultural organizations to promote US-China dialogue through the art of film. October 13-31, Los Angeles | October 26-11, Washington, DC
Director: Emily Tang. Producer: Yang Jian, Chow Keung. Screenwriter: Han Jie, Emily Tang, Dong Fang. Cinematographer: Lai Yiu-fai. Production Designer: William Kwok. Editor: Chow Keung, Baek Seung-hoon. Sound: Dong Xu. Composer: Roger Lin. Cast: Cheng Taishen, Yang Shuting, Liang Jing, Gao Jin.
ALL APOLOGIES is a subtle study of the way two couples are tragically connected through the death of a child: Yonggui, a construction foreman and his wife, Yun Zhen; Yonggui’s former driver Heman who runs a tiny grocery with his wife, Qiaoyu. Convinced that a life is “owed” to him, Yonggui feels entitled to take what he wants. Qiaoyu believes it is her duty to “pay” for her husband’s mistake. Eschewing melodrama, Emily Tang paints an impressionistic portrait of the changing relationships between men and women in contemporary China, calling forth a wealth of details, gestures, off-screen gazes and small, intimate moments. – Bérénice Reynaud
HDCAM, color, Putonghua with English subtitles, 90 min.
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Billy Wilder Theater
Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at the intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards)
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tickets: $10 online. $9 general admission, $8 for non-UCLA students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required) if purchased at the box office only. Free admission for UCLA students (current ID required); free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office until 15 minutes before showtime, or the rush line afterwards. Online tickets available at www.cinema.ucla.edu/calendar; click on the individual program.
Parking: Museum parking lot; enter from Westwood Blvd, just north of Wilshire. $3 flat rate after 6:00 pm on Mondays-Fridays and all day on weekends.
Information: www.cinema.ucla.edu, 310.206.8013
Sponsor(s): Confucius Institute, Center for Chinese Studies
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