September 30, 2010
Fall 2010 CCS Chinese Film Series - Getting Home (落叶归根)
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)
A film by Zhang Yang; China, 2007; 101 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)
In this soulful and humane comedy, Zhao, a middle-aged construction worker, struggles to fulfill a dying co-worker's last wish to be buried in China's Three Gorges region. Setting out with his colleague's body in tow, Zhao travels hundreds of miles across extraordinary countryside, encountering a number of colorful adventures and characters - and even discovering love in some unlikely quarters. Director Zhang Yang's humorous and moving tale o friendship offers a powerful and sometimes slapstick, commentary on the value of community and human connectivity in modern China.
Director Zhang Yang was born in Beijing, China in 1967. In 1992, he graduated from the Central Theater Academy. He then directed a theatrical production of Kiss of the Spider Woman and went on to direct over twenty underground music videos. His first feature film, Spicy Love Soup, swept the domestic Chinese awards and his second feature, Shower, won the FIPRESCI prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Getting Home is his fifth feature film.
Posted by zzhu at September 30, 2010 04:17 PM