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Red Amnesia  (2014)

Red Amnesia (2014)
October 17, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Wang Xiaoshuai, Liu Xuan

West Coast Premiere!

Red Amnesia (Chuang ru zhe) (China, 2014)

Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai.

In Beijing, a stubborn widow, Deng (Lv Zhong, in a splendid performance), receives anonymous phone calls, and strange things keep happening to her.  Her two sons, no less puzzled, try to solve the mystery.  Yet, to arrive at the core, layers and layers of repressed memories need to be peeled away, a trip to a forgotten town to be taken.  In his best film of late, celebrated Sixth Generation director Wang Xiaoshuai forcefully addresses the “red amnesia” that is haunting China.

Producer: Liu Xuan.  Screenwriter: Wang Xiaoshuai, Fang Lei, Li Fei.  Cinematographer: Wu Di.  Editor: Yang Hongyu.  Cast: Lv Zhong, Shi Liu, Feng Yuanzheng, Qin Hao.

HDCam, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 110 min.