New Chinese Cinema: Closing Day
Two films end the series
Saturday, December 07, 2002ENTER THE CLOWNS
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
James Bridges Theater
(2001) Directed by Cui Zi'en
Cui Zi'en recently directed for a few thousand yuan a couple of unabashedly experimental DV films that give a surprising twist to the notion of "queer underground cinema." ENTER THE CLOWNS unfolds as a serendipitous succession of episodes, from a disturbing confrontation between a young man and his gender-bending parent, to the Fassbinder-inspired "Nana Changes into a Woman," to a series of sketches involving gay desire. Realism is not for Cui Zi'en, who intertwines long takes, mundane action, and non-professional acting à la Warhol with a more baroque, whimsical, surreal but also darker inspiration.
Producer: Zhang Tong Wei, Wu Weifang, Liu Shujing, Cui Zi'en. Screenplay: Cui Zi'en. Cinematographer: Yuan Deqiang. Editor: Hu Haixin. Cast: Chen Bing, Na Ren Qi Mu Ge, Yu Bo, Yu Xiao Yu. Presented in Mandarin dialogue with English subtitles. Beta-SP, 82 min.
Producer: Zhao Hai, Ge Dali, Meng Jinghui. Screenplay: Liao Yimei. Cinematographer: Cao Yu. Editor: Kong Jinlei. Cast: Chen Jianbin, Qin Hailu. Presented in Mandarin dialogue with English subtitles. 35mm, 94 min.
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