Tag: women protagonists

LA Chinese Film Festival – Confucian Dream – October 26th, 3:15pm

Confucian Dream – Documentary Feature + Q&A

Chaoyan is a young wife and mother with a steady job living in a giant city. Her life is comfortable, but she increasingly finds emptiness at home with her young son Chen, her husband Mei, and his mother. Chaoyan met Mei when he was a young man with big dreams. Now, with a utilitarian focus on money, he isn’t that way anymore.

But Chaoyan discovers ancient teachings that her generation has forgotten: Confucianism. Daily she reads and recites mantras on themes of morality and harmony, and in them, she sees hope for her estranged family. She insists that Chen join her studies, so he can absorb these values from an early age.

Mei finds their studies excessive but reluctantly allows Chen to attend a classics summer camp. Chaoyan pushes him to allow their son to attend a year-round traditional school, but he firmly refuses. Split across different values, the family’s conflicts intensify, and their ties weaken. In this zealous pursuit of harmony, Chaoyan and her family instead find themselves approaching a breaking point from which they might never recover.

Director: Mijie Li

Length: 87 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

Send Me To The Clouds 送我上青云 – September 21st, 3:30pm

 

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