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The Monkey King 2
October 31, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive; UCLA Confucius Institute; UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television; UCLA Center for Chinese Studies; Stephen Lesser; Confucius Institute Headquarters; UCLA Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library present
The Monkey King 2 (China/Hong Kong, 2016), directed by Soi Cheang
Journey to the West gets the full blockbuster treatment in this deliriously spirited retelling starring Aaron Kwok as the titular mythological anti-hero pressed into service by the Goddess of Mercy to protect the monk Xuanzang (Feng Shaofeng) on his mission to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India. Gong Li has a devilish time as the monk’s evil nemesis, the White Bone Demon.
SCR: Ran Ping, Ran Jianan, Elvis Man, Yin Yiyi. CAST: Aaron Kwok, Gong Li, Feng Shaofeng
DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 119 min.
NOTE: This program begins with a 30-minute group meditation in the Billy Wilder Theater.
FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.
More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website