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October 14, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


(China, 2015) West Coast Premiere

Tibetan sheepherder Tharlo (Shide Nyima) journeys from his remote village to get a photo ID in the nearest town of Qinghai province where he meets a city woman (Yangshik Tso) whose romantic intentions may not be what they first seem. Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden tells this age-old tale in black-and-white, richly capturing contrasts of geography and tone as a naive romance turns into something darker.

DCP, color, in Tibetan with English subtitles, 123 min. DIR/SCR: Pema Tseden; CAST: Shide Nyima, Yangshik Tso

IN PERSON: Cinematographer Gu Changwei, art curator John Kong

Preceded by:

! (China, 2016) World Premiere

Co-presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Gu plays visual puns with the exclamation point icon warning internet users in China of blocked content. “!” repetitively cycles into “i” and back again.

Digital video, b/w, 3 min. DIR: Gu Changwei

N39º54′ 12.56″ E116º23′ 14.20″ (China, 2015) World Premiere

In recent years, Gu Changwei, the award-winning director (Peacock, 2005) and cinematographer (Farewell My Concubine, 1993), has turned to art photography and video installation. In this transfixing iPhone-shot video from his “money” series, the Great Hall of the People stands as immovable an edifice in Tiananmen Square as it does etched on the Chinese 100 RMB banknote — a permanent lodestar while human and vehicular traffic ebb and flow in super slo-mo before it. An earlier version of the video was presented as an installation at the Shanghai MOCA and the National Art Museum of China in Beijing.

Digital video, b/w, 16 min. DIR/CINE: Gu Changwei

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Part of:
3rd China Onscreen Biennial


October 14, 2016
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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