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Nezha (China, 2014)
October 25, 2014 @ 7:30 PM$10
UCLA Confucius Institute in partnership with UCLA Film & Television Archive; AFI FEST presented by Audi; Film at REDCAT; Pomona College in Los Angeles; Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani present “2nd China Onscreen Biennial.”
Nezha / Shaonv Nezha (China, 2014)
Directed by Li Xiaofeng.
Director Li Xiaofeng’s first film reworks the myth of Nezha to ponder what it means to be a heroine in a country wavering between tradition and modernity. Meeting in high school, Xiaolu and Xiaobing discover themselves soul mates; they devour martial arts stories and the books of the Taiwanese female writer San Mao while time takes its toll. A marriage is dissolved, a mother seeks refuge in Chinese opera, male figures pass by, maybe fragments of a dream; even friendship becomes elusive…
Producer: Shen Yang. Screenwriter: Li Xiaofeng, Wang Mu, Pan Yu. Cinematographer: Joewi Verhoeven. Editor: Liu Yueyue. Cast: Li Jiaqi, Li Haofei, Chen Jin.
HDCam, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 100 min.
Divergence (China, 2013)
Directed by Shi Yi and Chen Hailu.
A collaborative work of animation, Divergence transforms the grace and power of Beijing Opera in a beautiful confluence of line, calligraphy and momentum.
Digital video, color, 6 min.
FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!