MSSU China Semester

China Film Events

Chinese Film Festival: Raise the Red Lantern
(Da hong deng long gao gao gua)

 Chinese Film Festival: Raise the Red Lantern 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

1991

Directed by Zhang Yimou,  this is a stunningly directed film which follows the plight of a beautiful, educated young woman who becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy, powerful nobleman.

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Chinese Film Festival: Farewell My Concubine
(Ba wang bie ji)

 Chinese Film Festival: Farewell My Concubine 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

1993

Directed by Chen Kaige, this is a drama of epic sweep, with a trio of main characters who share a complex bond: two Chinese opera stars, who have become famous for playing a king and his concubine in the title opera; and a feisty yet vulnerable prostitute, whom one of them marries.

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Chinese Film Festival: The Blue Kite 
(Lan feng zheng)

 Chinese Film Festival: The Blue Kite 7:00 p.m., Tuesday,Oct. 2, 2007
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

1993

Directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang, this is an outstanding, elegant epic about the experiences of one Chinese family through the 1950s and 60s: a period of vast political and social upheaval in China.

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Chinese Film Festival: Eat Drink Man Woman
(Yin shi nan nu)

 Chinese Film Festival: Eat Drink Man Woman 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

1994

Directed by Ang Lee, this is an acclaimed comedy-drama about a widowed master chef facing such problems as losing his sense of taste, his three daughters’ strong desire for leaving home and a marriage-minded widow next door.

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Chinese Film Festival: Breaking the Silence
(Piao liang ma ma)

 Chinese Film Festival: Breaking the Silence7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

2001

Superstar Gong Li won Best Actress honors at the Montreal World Film Festival for her excellent performance in this drama of domestic struggles in contemporary China. Directed by Zhou Sun.

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Chinese Film Festival: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
(Xiao cai feng)

 Chinese Film Festival: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007
Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall
Admission: free

2003

Directed by Dai Sijie, this Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film is based on the experience of this film’s director who spent four years in a “re-education camp” so that he would emerge purged of corrupt Western influences.

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