Tag: women filmmakers

LA Chinese Film Festival – In Character – October 27th, 4:25pm

In Character – Documentary Feature + Q&A

To bring their characters to life, 13 actors agreed to voluntarily live in an isolated arsenal of Sichuan Province, relinquishing any contact from the outside world to experience the way of life from the Cultural Revolution in an experience tantamount to a social experiment. They wore costumes from the period and listened to the music of that time. When one of the actors requests a leave of absence, surprising and frightening changes come over the other actors, and an unexpected struggle ensues.

Director: Tracy Dong

Length: 74 mins

LA Chinese Film Festival – Body Talk – October 26th, 11:20am

Body Talk – Documentary Feature

Is this my body? Who am I? As the carrier of a spirit and will, how does a woman’s body struggle, jostle, collide, and merge with all things other than themselves. The body seems to follow the mind as merely its shell or tool. However the body does possess memory. A tired body, an injured body, a sick body, a fat body, a visible or invisible body, a body nourishing life, or a decaying and aging body… Have you looked at your own body carefully? Everything about you is buried amongst the hair, deep in your skin, down in your viscera and bowels, or within those millions of nerves. No matter whether you have forgotten about them, your body still remembers. In this film we interviewed thirty women, through the clips of their interspersed interviews the film implicitly discusses the “birth, aging, and illnesses” of the body during the course of life. Through their talks, we are led into the diverse female body experience. The film experience thus is akin to secretive women’s talk emitting a feminine and flowing tone.

Director: Singing Chen

Length: 82 mins

Send Me To The Clouds 送我上青云 – September 26th, 5pm

 

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


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9/21 3:30 PM
Sunday, 9/22 4:00 PM
Monday, 9/23 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 4:05 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 4:00 PM
Thursday, 9/26 5:00 PM

Send Me To The Clouds 送我上青云 – September 25th, 4pm

 

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


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9/21 3:30 PM
Sunday, 9/22 4:00 PM
Monday, 9/23 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 4:05 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 4:00 PM
Thursday, 9/26 5:00 PM

Send Me To The Clouds 送我上青云 – September 24th, 4:05pm

 

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


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9/21 3:30 PM
Sunday, 9/22 4:00 PM
Monday, 9/23 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 4:05 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 4:00 PM
Thursday, 9/26 5:00 PM

Send Me To The Clouds 送我上青云 – September 23rd, 9:30pm

 

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


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9/21 3:30 PM
Sunday, 9/22 4:00 PM
Monday, 9/23 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 4:05 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 4:00 PM
Thursday, 9/26 5:00 PM

Send Me To The Clouds 送我上青云 – September 22nd, 4pm

 

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


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9/21 3:30 PM
Sunday, 9/22 4:00 PM
Monday, 9/23 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 4:05 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 4:00 PM
Thursday, 9/26 5:00 PM