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Send Me To The Clouds 送我上青云 – September 23rd, 9:30pm
September 23 @ 9:30 pm - 11:10 pm$15
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.
Starring: Yao Chen
Tsui Hark Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back
Feng Xiaogang If You Are the One II
Cheng Kaige Caught in the Web
Raman Hui Monster Hunt
Art Director: Xie Fei
Silver Bear, 40th Berlin International Film Festival Black Snow
Golden Bear, 43th Berlin International Film Festival, Women from the Lake of Scented Souls
Director of Photography: Jong Lin
Best Picture, Asia-Pacific Film Festival Pushing Hands
Nomination, Oscars Best Foreign Language, Eat Drink Man Woman
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, Blind Mountain