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Old Well (China, 1986)
October 18, 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.”
Old Well / Lao jing (China, 1986)
Directed by Wu Tianming.
In China’s rugged interior region a village struggles to find a water supply. Shooting against stunning mountain backdrops, director Wu Tianming brings an almost ethnographic attention to the villagers for whom the dangerous, sometimes deadly endeavor has become a collective obsession. Woven into the story are the romantic entanglements of a prominent well-digger played by then Wu protégé Zhang Yimou.
Screenwriter: Zheng Yi. Cinematographer: Chen Wancai, Zhang Yimou. Cast: Zhang Yimou, Lv Liping, Liang Yujin, Xie Yan, Niu Xingli.
HDCam, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 130 min. IN PERSON: Janet Wu Yanyan (Wu Tianming’s daughter).
FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!