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A Touch of Zen (1971)

Xia nü (original title)

俠女

November 7 Thursday, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Freer Sackler

3h | Action, Adventure, Drama | November 18, 1971 (Hong Kong, China)

Director: King Hu

Writers: King Hu, Songling Pu (story) (as Sung-ling Pu)

Stars: Feng Hsu, Chun Shih, Ying Bai

“Visionary” barely begins to describe this masterpiece of Chinese cinema and martial arts movie making. A Touch of Zen (Xia nu) by King Hu depicts the journey of Yang, a fugitive noblewoman in disguise who seeks refuge in a remote, and allegedly haunted, village. The sanctuary she and her three companions find with a shy scholar is shattered when a nefarious swordsman uncovers her identity, pitting the five against legions of blade-wielding opponents. At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, A Touch of Zen is an unparalleled work in Hu’s formidable career and an epic of the highest order, characterized by breathtaking action choreography, stunning widescreen landscapes, and innovative editing.

 

沒落書生顧省齋(石雋 飾)在小鎮經營字畫鋪“代寫書信春聯”過活,奉養家中老母,偶然結識了家附近廢屯堡新搬來的楊之雲(徐楓 飾),與其暗生情愫。恰逢東廠人士歐陽年(田鵬 飾)前來打探,其與附近算命瞎子(白鷹 飾)動手,被顧生與其母遇見,遂將受傷的算命瞎子就近帶到楊之雲處, 從而得知他們的真正身份——因彈劾宦官魏忠賢而被杖斃的左副都禦史楊漣之女楊慧貞;保衛忠良之後的石門樵將軍。因二人都被朝廷通緝,東廠追殺,顧生就此在屯堡設下重重計謀,又得高僧慧圓(喬宏 飾)幫助,以期擺脫東廠追兵,逃出生天。

Send Me to the Clouds (2019)

Song Wo Shang Qing Yun (original title)

送我上青雲

November 7 Thursday, 7:30pm-9:09pm

Location: E Street Cinema

1h 39min | Drama | August 16, 2019 (China)

Director: Congcong Teng

Stars: Jiuxiao Li, Guanhua Liang, Yufang Wu

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, iron-willed journalist Sheng Nan (“Surpass Men” in Chinese) is pressured to make a quick fortune and find mind-blowing sex before the costly surgery numbs her senses. Taking on a businessman’s biography writing job, she hikes into the misty mountains, where a chain of outbursts with her dysfunctional family, grumpy client, misogynistic co-worker and dreamlike romantic interest hilariously unfold. As deeply moving as it is luminously witty, writer-director Teng Congcong’s debut waltzes across the bitterness swallowed by her generation of women born under China’s One Child Policy, unprecedentedly burdened to “surpass men” while trying not to be “leftover women” at the same time. Saluting the 18th-century Chinese literature classic Dream of the Red Chamber in its title, the enchanting gem refreshes the novel's transcendent contemplation on desire, death and womanhood from a modern cinematic perspective.

 

盛男(姚晨飾),女,獨立上進有追求,渴望真愛卻仍孑然壹身。壹次意外發現自己患上了卵巢癌,需要進行手術,但父親出軌,母親幼稚,家庭給不了她可能的支持,她不得不接受壹份自己不喜歡的工作去籌手術費。天生驕傲的盛男,在生死關頭才發現成年人想生存的體面比想象中還艱難,在壹次又壹次的希望與絕望中,最終用自己的方式和世界和解。

Small Talk (2017)

Ri Chang Dui Hua (original title)

日常對話

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   我們生活在相同的空間裏,但幾十年來,我們就像是同個屋檐下的陌生人,唯壹的交集是她為我準備的吃食,我們之間沒有噓寒問暖、沒有母女間的心裏話、沒有“我愛妳”。

  當我註視著她,我知道在那震耳欲聾的沈默之下,藏著讓她難以面對、無法言說的秘密。我知道在緊閉的雙唇背後,是令她窒息且擺脫不去的恥辱。

  這天,我終於鼓起勇氣與她開啟對話,但我真的準備去好面對她將給出的答案了嗎?

  我們又是否都能夠好好面對那些已經被埋藏許久的過去?

November 8 Friday, 7:00pm-8:29pm

Location: West End Cinema

1h 29min | Documentary, Family | April 14, 2017

Director: Hui-Chen Huang

Star: Hui-Chen Huang

Anu is a tomboy. Married off at a young age—as was customary in Taiwan in the 1970s—and had two children, Anu soon divorced her violent husband and raised her daughtersalone. Since then her only romantic relationships have been with women whom, like her, earn a living as professional mourners at funerals.

 

It’s considered taboo in Taiwanese culture to question a mother’s love, but that’s exactly the topic of her daughter, Hui-chen Huang’s intimate portrait. Mother and daughter setoff on a journey together into the past, during which Hui-chen confronts Anu with questions that have tormented Hui-chen for many years.

        每天早上,我的母親總是先於我醒來,她會先準備好我的午餐,然後出門。

  每天傍晚,我的母親會在外面吃過晚餐之後才回家,靜靜地梳洗完畢後就又回到屬於她的房間,打開收音機關上房門,在晚上九點睡去。

Lust, Caution (2007)

Se, jie (original title)

色戒

November 8 Friday, 9:00pm-11:38pm

Location: West End Cinema

NC-17 | 2h 38min | Drama, History, Romance | October 26, 2007 (USA)

Director: Ang Lee

Writers: Eileen Chang (story), James Schamus (screenplay), Hui-Ling Wang (screenplay)

Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Wei Tang, Joan Chen

During World War II, college girl, Wang Jiazhi (Tang Wei), turn into a secret agent whose first mission is to seduce, then assassinate an official, Mr. Ye (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded and get swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.

 

 

        本是嶺南大學學生的王佳芝(湯唯 飾)因戰爭輾轉到了香港讀書,她在香港大學加入了愛國青年鄺裕民(王力宏 飾)組織的話劇組,他們主演的愛國話劇更激起了他們的愛國情操。當鄺裕民得知汪偽政府的特務頭子易先生(梁朝偉 飾)正在香港的時候,他們便密謀要刺殺易先生。化名“麥太太”的王佳芝很快得到了易太太(陳沖 飾)的信任與喜愛,同時美麗的“麥太太”也吸引了易先生的眼球,正當事情進行得如火如荼之際,易先生突然要回到上海去。此後王佳芝壹直生活在上海,沒想到重遇了鄺裕民。當得知刺殺行動還沒結束時,王佳芝再次成為了特務,再次以“麥太太”的身份出現在易先生的面前。重逢後的二人關系進壹步發展,此時的易先生因愛上了王佳芝而對她毫無忌諱,王佳芝的內心也變得起伏不定。刺殺行動進行正順利,但當易先生送給王佳芝璀璨鉆戒表達愛意時,王佳芝做出了驚人的決定……

 

Woman Demon Human (1987)

Ren gui qing (original title)

人鬼情

November 9 Saturday, 4:00pm-5:55pm

Location: West End Cinema

Not Rated | 1h 55min | Drama | January 1, 1987 (China)

Director: Shuqin Huang

Writers: Shuqin Huang, Zhiyu Li, Guoxun Song

Stars: Shouli Xu, Baotian Li, Qilin Ji

The fictional life and career of a famous actress in Chinese opera, a woman who goes against tradition by specializing in playing male roles, especially that of Zhang Kui, a benevolent ghost who appears in several Chinese operas. Although the actress's career brings wealth and fame, it is attained only through considerable struggle against an anti-female system and an unhappy personal life.

 

 

        50年代,秋蕓的父母在戲班子裏搭檔唱《鐘馗嫁妹》,小秋蕓(王飛飛飾)暗地裏偷著學戲。後來母親(王長君飾)與人私奔,父親(李保田飾)欲帶她回鄉,但秋蕓迷戀戲曲藝術,堅持要學戲。父親無奈,只好教她唱男角;秋蕓(貢琳飾)學藝刻苦,很快就成了戲班裏的臺柱。在壹次演出中,她被省劇團的張老師(姬麒麟飾)選中,正式進入劇團。60年代,秋蕓(徐守莉飾)在張老師的傳帶下,已成為劇團的頭號女武生,師生之間也產生了真摯的感情。但張老師是有婦之夫,為了秋蕓的前途,他離開了劇團。秋蕓成名後,別人的嫉妒、諷刺、流言、誹謗總伴隨著她,使她深感苦惱 。“文化大革命”中,因無戲可演, 她也結婚成家,生了兩個孩子。粉碎“四人幫”後,秋蕓煥發了青春,重 返舞臺,以精湛的技藝蜚聲國內外。但丈夫對她的事業不支持,離家而去 。生活的種種波折,使她深感人情寡淡,決心壹輩子嫁給舞臺,永遠獻身於藝術

 

Siao Yu (1995)

Shao nv xiao yu (original title)

少女小漁

November 9 Saturday, 7:00pm-8:44pm

Location: West End Cinema

1h 44min | Drama | April 22, 1995

Director: Sylvia Chang

Writers: Sylvia Chang, Ang Lee, Geling Yan

Stars: Rene Liu, Marj Dusay, Tsung-Hua To

One of Sylvia Chang’s best films, Siao Yu centers upon a young garment worker who’s come to New York from China to be with her boyfriend. As the threat of the INS looms, she enters into a green card marriage with an alcoholic, down-on-his-luck writer trying to get out from under his gambling debts, and what follows is a moving and sensitive treatment of the unlikely bonds that form between them.

 

 

       為了幫半工半讀的男友江偉(庹宗華)分擔壓力,小漁(劉若英)從中國非法來到紐約做勞工,江偉急於擺脫生活的困境,說服小漁同現居紐約的意大利老頭Mario(Daniel J. Travanti)假結婚,以便取得綠卡後自己也能入籍。

  Mario表面看來是欠了壹屁股賭債的潦倒賭鬼,卻有既風光又無奈的過去,小漁對他的身世了解後,開始對其進行無微不至的照顧,而Mario也被小漁的單純打動,重新執筆開始寫作,兩人漸生界於父女與情人之間的微妙感情。當小漁終獲綠卡時,Mario的身體狀況變得非常糟糕,小漁不忍別他而去想留下再照顧他壹段時間,遭到江偉的竭力反對,小漁走到選擇的關口。

Saving Face (2004)

面子

November 9 Saturday, 9:15pm-10:52pm

Location: West End Cinema

R | 1h 37min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 24 June 2005 (USA)

Director: Alice Wu

Writer: Alice Wu

Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen

An Asian-American woman and her mother both find their private lives are becoming a family matter in this romantic comedy-drama. Wilhelmina Pang (Michelle Krusiec) is a surgeon living in Manhattan whose mother (Joan Chen) is eager for her to settle down with a nice man and get married. What Ma doesn't know is that Wilhelmina happens to be a lesbian -- or rather, Ma prefers not to acknowledge it, since she once walked in on Wilhelmina and her girlfriend several years before. As it happens, Wilhelmina is looking for someone special in her life, and thinks she may have found her in Vivian (Lynn Chen), a beautiful dancer, but a fear of commitment and a desire to keep her medical career on track is making their relationship problematic. As Wilhelmina tries to get her love life in order, her mother's shifts into crisis mode. Ma, a 48-year-old widow, has just discovered she's pregnant, and her staunchly traditional father (Li Zhiyu) will not allow her back into the home they share until she's married someone respectable. Unwilling to name the father of her baby, Ma is forced to move in with Wilhelmina, and while enduring the emotional roller coaster of pregnancy she is being pressured by friends and relatives to marry Cho (Nathaniel Geng), a sweet but boring man she doesn't especially like. Saving Face was the first feature film from writer and director Alice Wu.

 

 

     年輕醫生Wil(楊雅慧 飾)是個美國華裔。她事業如意,工作幹煉,但就是不愛打扮,不喜歡結交男朋友,這令到母親(陳沖 飾)非常操心。母親刻意拉女兒到壹些華人圈子的聚會,幫女兒物色對象,卻總是壹無所獲。

  不料母親的生活也開始混亂——她懷上了孩子,卻不願公開誰是孩子父親。為了面子問題,Wil的外公外婆把母親趕出家門,責令她壹定要找個人嫁出去。於是,媽媽投奔到女兒的門下,暫時寄宿在此,女兒開始四處網羅男人相親。

  除了母親的事情讓Wil煩惱,她還有壹個秘密需要苦心遮掩——自己女同的身份恐怕會讓思想傳統的母親接受不了,於是,Wil和女朋友開始轉戰地下,二人愛得偷偷摸摸。人人為了面子,都有壹個自己的心結,不知何時打開。

A First Farewell (2018)

Di yi ci de li bie (original title)

第一次的別離

November 10 Sunday, 1:30pm-2:58pm

Location: West End Cinema

1h 28min | Drama | 29 October 2018 (Japan)

Director: Lina Wang (as Lina Wong)

Writer: Lina Wang

Stars: Tajigul Heilmeier, Yasan Kamisu, Kuramu Kasimu

Isa Yasan is a Muslim boy from the countryside in Xinjiang, China. His mother was left deaf and mute from meningitis, and she frequently wanders away from home. Isa is friends with a lively little girl named Kalbinur. They are taking care of an adorable lamb together. A First Farewell centers on three Uighur children and their farming families whose lives are upended by regulations demanding increased levels of Mandarin language-based teaching in schools. Beautifully photographed and performed by amazingly talented non-professional child actors, Wang’s film is an emotionally rewarding glimpse into challenges faced by this Muslim minority.

 

 

艾薩是壹個土生土長的新疆男孩。他出生在壹個並不富裕的家庭之中,母親的患病讓家裏的經濟條件雪上加霜。母親的病不僅讓她喪失了語言功能,還常常會離家出走不見蹤跡,因此艾薩必須在上學之余格外小心的看護隨時都會發生狀況的母親,因為艾薩深深的愛著自己的母親,所以這點苦他從來都不放在心上。凱麗比努爾是艾薩雖好的朋友,艾薩遇到了什麽煩心事第壹個想到的就是和她傾訴,兩人還共同養育著壹只小羊。人生海海,每壹步都是兩人相互扶持著走過,壹路上留下最美好的回憶。

I Am Another You (2017)

我是另一個你

November 10 Sunday, 3:30pm-4:50pm

Location: West End Cinema

1h 20min | Documentary | 12 March 2017 (USA)

Director: Nanfu Wang

Stars: Dylan, Nanfu Wang

Eating garbage, dodging police, and hitching rides with strangers, award-winning Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang shares the streets with a young drifter named Dylan who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness. Fascinated by his choice and rejection of society's rules, Nanfu follows Dylan with her camera on a journey that takes her across America and explores the meaning of freedom - and its limits.

 

 

旅美紀錄片導演王男栿的新作,聚焦“流浪”的主題。導演自己買了壹張去佛羅裏達的單程機票,開始了她自己的流浪之旅。途中偶遇美國小夥兒Dylan,冥冥中就決定追隨他旅行的腳步,以及他選擇的方式——露宿街頭——去追尋“自由”的意義和邊界。

Long Live the Missus (1947)

Tai tai wan sui (original title)

太太萬歲

November 10 Sunday, 7:00pm-8:52pm

Location: West End Cinema

1h 52min | Comedy, Romance | 1947 (China)

Director: Hu Sang

Writer: Eileen Chang

Stars: Chaoming Cui, Fe Han, Fei Han

Long Live the Wife, a lively and well-acted comedy, is celebrated fiction writer Eileen Chang's second script. Following immediately from Love without End (1947), it proved to be another financially successful collaboration with director Sang Hu for Wenhua Film Studio. The film is centred on the figure of Chen Sizhen (Jiang Tianliu) whose marriage to Tang Zhiyuan (Zhang Fa), an ambitious bank clerk and a typical Shanghai xiao shi min (petty urbanite), is dull. Their relationship is unromantic and she fails to bear him a son. Nonetheless she tries to be a good housewife. Their universe spins into turmoil when Tang starts an affair with a glamorous woman, Zhu Mimi (Shangguan Yunzhu), who cares for nothing but his money. A crisis ensues. Long Live the Wife reveals the impending collapse of patriarchal authority and women's attempts at extricating themselves from this social predicament. Chang's screenplay also radically underlines the ambiguity of moral choices.

 

 

秀外慧中的好媳婦陳思珍(蔣天流飾)自與丈夫唐誌遠(張伐飾)結婚後,便把家裏的人際關系處理得很好,持家有道。壹日,思珍的弟弟陳思瑞(韓非飾)從臺灣到上海省親,邂逅誌遠的妹妹唐誌琴(汪漪飾),兩人壹見鐘情。然而因為陳父(石揮飾)不肯資助自己籌辦公司的誌遠,卻極力反對這樁親事。思珍只得謊稱唐家存有金條美鈔,陳父才同意資助誌遠辦起公司。不料發跡致富的誌遠卻有了外遇,與姨太太(上官雲珠飾)有染。思珍為了顧全丈夫名譽,只得委曲求全。未幾,誌遠破產,謊言敗露,兩家人也因此鬧翻。終於,思珍決定與誌遠離婚,卻在律師事務遇見了秘密登記結婚的思瑞、誌琴兩人。面對真心相愛的壹對有情人,思珍該何去何從。

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