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Restored Chinese Film Classics

Fri, 2/23 · 4:00 pmSat, 2/24 · 3:30 pm · 202 Jones Hall

Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia; Weihong Bao, UC Berkeley; Laurence Coderre, NYU

We will be showing three screenings of recently restored films from the Golden Age of Chinese cinema, and hosting a seminar discussion with prominent scholars of twentieth-century Chinese culture and film (details below).

Barber Takes a Wife 假凤虛凰
February 23rd, 4:00pm
Location: 202 Jones
Introduction by Christopher Rea (University of British Columbia)
In post-war Shanghai, Miss Fan (Li Li-hua), a penniless single mother, and Yang Xiao- mao (Shi Hui), a hairdresser, mask their identities in an attempt to marry for financial gain.
Director: Huang Zuolin Year: 1946
71 min

The Flower Girl 花姑娘
February 23rd, 6:00pm
Location: 202 Jones
Introduction by Weihong Bao (UC Berkeley)
Adapted from Guy de Maupassant’s Boule de Suif, this politically charged drama is transposed to wartime China. On crossing a checkpoint, an attractive woman (Li Li-hua) catches the eye of a Japanese officer.
Director: Zhu Shilin Year: 1951
96 min

A Marriage Full of Obstacles 误佳期
February 24th, 1:30pm
Location: 202 Jones
Introduction by Laurence Coderre (NYU)
A young couple falls in love, but lacks the financial means for marriage and a place of their own. A comedy of errors ensues, until…
Director: Zhu Shilin Year: 1951
93 min

Seminar with Weihong Bao (UC Berkeley), Laurence Coderre (NYU), and
Xia Xiaoyu (Society of Fellows)
February, 24th 10am-12pm
Location: 202 Jones
Please email Friederike Ach, fach@princeton.edu to participate.

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