New Chinese Cinema: Day Two
One world premier & one U.S. premier
Sunday, November 24, 2002
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
THE ORPHAN OF ANYANG
(Anyang de guer)
(2001) Directed by Wang Chao
Working with non-professionals in real locations, Wang Chao is a master of empty spaces and restrained acting. THE ORPHAN paints a terrifying picture of the sexual malaise in contemporary China—which is why it moves us, in spite of the "exoticism" of the location (a small town in Henan province).
Producer: Fang Li. Screenplay: Wang Chao. Cinematographer: Zhang Xi. Editor: Wang Chao, Wang Gang. Cast: Zhu Jie, Sun Guilin, Yue Senyi, Liu Tanhao. Presented in Mandarin dialogue with English subtitles. 35mm, 84 min.
(2002) Directed by Hu Ze
Originally shot in 16mm, BEIJING SUBURB is a semi-documentary fiction film in which the protagonistsp -- residents of an artist community in suburban Beijing -- play themselves. The situations recreated by the filmmaker draw a picture of the marginalization of independent artists in China: exploitation by foreign collectors or a new class of capitalist profiteers; persecution by corrupt police who close down exhibitions, arrest performance artists, and torture them in jail while accepting money or sexual favors to release them.
An uncompromising example of "underground cinema" at its best.
Producer: Wen Hai. Screenplay: Hu Ze. Cinematographer: Zhang Ji. Editor: Zhang Yuyou. Cast: Wang Chugu, Zhao Junzhi, Lu Lin, Xu Ruotao. Presented in Mandarin dialogue with English subtitles. Beta-SP, 85 min.
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Cost: General: $7 / Students, Seniors, & Members of UCLA Alumni Assoc. (with ID): $5
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