Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Still Life by Jia Zhangke tonight

In he land of DVD's, it is relatively hard to find the works by some Chinese directors such as Zhang Yuan, Zhang Yimou and Jia Zhangke. Here is a rare viewing:

STILL LIFE (San Xia Hao Ren)
Directed by Jia Zhangke

Wednesday, 6 December 2006, 8:30 pm
Kodak Super Cinema World (details below)
70 RMB
No RSVP necessary - just come and enjoy!

Director Jia Zhangke, actor Han San Ming and actress Zhao Tao will
attend and participate in a Q&A session with the audience at the end of
the screening. This is a truly unusual opportunity to share insights
with the creators of the film.

During the 63rd Venice Film Festival last September, Chinese mainland
director Jia Zhangke walked away with this year's Gold Lion award for
best movie with "Still Life." He's the second Chinese mainland director
to win this major film award, following the legendary Zhang Yimou, who
won the award in 1992 and 1999.

His prize-winning movie, Still Life, is a documentary-style film was
shot in documentary style in the Yangtze River valley town of Fengjie,
which was destroyed by the building of China's Three Gorges Dam. "Still
Life" beautifully captures this town and the lives and relationships of
those living within it. Even in the face of deconstruction, these people
still try to pursue beautiful loves and lives. The film tells the love
stories of two separated couples who meet again in the village. A miner
comes back to the village to look for his wife, while another nurse
returns for her husband. In the end, one pair of lovers choose to
reunite, while the other pair choose to part. Nonetheless, the four all
learn the essence of true love (excerpt from an article published in

Please join us!

Kodak Super Cinema World
Metro City, 5th Floor (tell the taxi driver "Mei Luo Cheng")
1111 Zhao Jia Bang Lu (in Xu Jia Hui, across from the Gateway
Shopping Center)

For additional information, call Connie Gao at 1370-191-5733.

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