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River Without Buoys (China, 1983)
October 26, 2014 @ 7:00 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.”
River Without Buoys / Meiyou hangbiao de heliu (China, 1983)
Directed by Wu Tianming.
Director Wu Tianming’s early, elegiac reflection on the Cultural Revolution frames the tumultuous period through the reminiscences of an embittered rafter on the Xiao River. As Pan Laowu and his raft mates drift downstream, his thoughts turn to the past and the violent forces that shaped his and his country’s destiny. Wu suffuses the film with the realism he championed as head of the Xi’an Film Studios and builds a seamless flow between past and present.
Screenwriter: Ye Weilin. Cinematographer: Liu Changxu, Zhu Kongyang. Cast: Li Wei, Tang Qingming, Hu Ronghua, Tao Yulin, Hu Ronghua.
35mm, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 99 min.
FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!