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Presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive, REDCAT, Los Angeles Filmforum, Echo Park Film Center, Pomona College Museum of Art and Museum of the Moving Image (NY)

Between Disorder and Unexpected Pleasures: Tales from the New Chinese Cinema

Disappearance Foretold (2008)
April 17, 2011 -
April 22, 2011

In recent years, independent Chinese cinema has experienced a virtual explosion. Digital media have allowed filmmakers to be bolder, more daring and to explore hybrid forms of documentary and fiction, or mix found and live footage while playing with novel formal strategies. Independent Chinese cinema has also come of age. Reaching beyond nostalgia and social protest, it plumbs surprising corners of Chinese reality with humor that is at times light, dark, saucy, dry, raunchy or conceptual. Expect the unexpected.

The Archive is pleased present two programs from this two-week series devoted to new independent Chinese cinema unfolding at venues throughout Los Angeles between April 6-22. Please visit for complete series details. 

Curated by Cheng-Sim Lim and Bérénice Reynaud.

Special thanks to: UCLA Confucius Institute.

All films in Putonghua with English subtitles.

Past Programs & Events

Title Date and Time Location
Jalainur (2008)

Jalainur (Zhalai nur) (China, 2008)

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
A Disappearance Foretold (2008)

A Disappearance Foretold (Qianmen qian) (2008, Belgium/China)

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater