New Chinese Cinema: Day Four
Thursday, December 05, 2002
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
James Bridges Theater
I LOVE YOU
(Wo ai ni)
(2002) Directed by Zhang Yuan
Inspired by a novel by famous Beijing writer Wang Shuo, Zhang Yuan explores the claustrophobic relationship between a young nurse with a troubled family history and the young man she drives into a hasty marriage. After the first few weeks of honeymoon, their obsession with each other gradually turns to irritation, jealousy, and violent fights. As the couple sink further into their folie à deux, Zhang films them mostly in close-up, as if to extract the fragile truth hidden under the skin of the protagonists. The actors improvise, reaching moments of naked truth shot in a pseudo-documentary style.
Based on the novel Get a Kick and Die by Wang Shuo. Producer: Yan Yiyan, Shi Xuo, Zhang Yuan. Screenplay: Wang Shuo, Zhang Yuan. Cinematographer: Zhang Jian. Cast: Xu Linglei, Tong Dawei. Presented in Mandarin dialogue with English subtitles. 35mm, 94 min.
North American Premiere
(Dong ci bian wei)
(2001) Directed by Tang Xiaobai
Producer: Gina Nie. Screenplay: Tang Xiaobai. Cinematographer: Sun Ming. Editor: Ken Wong. Cast: Qiang Yu, Zhao Hong, Tian Yu, Huang Wei. Presented in Mandarin dialogue with English subtitles. 35mm, 97 min.
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