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Uncle Victory (China, 2014)
November 2, 2014 @ 3:00 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.”
Uncle Victory / Shengli (China, 2014)
Directed by Zhang Meng.
Festival darling Zhang Meng (The Piano in a Factory, 2011) continues his exploration of northeastern China’s post-socialist landscapes, here following a kindergarten director-cum-gangster, Chen Shengli, newly released from prison. Out to settle old scores, he starts a romance with an equally tough young woman. Barred from public screenings at the Shanghai film festival after a sex scandal involving actor Huang Haibo, the film was, nonetheless, awarded the festival’s Jury Grand Prize.
Producer: Ren Su. Screenwriter: Liu Ya. Cinematographer: Chou Shu. Editor: Qiang Ling Ling, Tian Lei. Cast: Huang Haibo, Zhang Xinyi, Guo Xue.
HDCam, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 97 min.
What Happened in Past Dragon Year / Longaian wangshi lunar (China, 2014)
Directed by Sun Xun.
This dazzling animated work, inspired by Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and René Magritte’s painting “The Spontaneous Generation,” expands upon Sun Xun’s commissioned art piece commemorating 2012, the most recent “year of the dragon.”
HDCam, color, 10 min.
FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!